BRMS can be configured to fail rather than bypassing Save System (SAVSYS) command if the system is unable to reach restricted state.

To enable this function on a system-wide basis, run the following command:

CRTDTAARA DTAARA(QUSRBRM/Q1ANOSYSBP) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1)

To enable this function for a specific job, (for example, create the data area in a control group exit prior to running the SAVSYS command), run the following command:

CRTDTAARA DTAARA(QTEMP/Q1ANOSYSBP) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1)

NOTES: 

  1. In releases IBM i 6.1 and earlier, the following PTFs or their superseding PTFs are required:
  2. If using restricted state saves to the Controlling Subsystem STRBKUBRM SBMJOB(CTLSBS) , and the system does not get to a restricted state, BRMS will not be able to restart the system