Using Compression for BRMS Save Files

The type of data compression can be specified for save files using the following commands:

To override the save file data compression:

CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*ADD' 'SAVFDTACPR' '*xxxxxxxx')

where '*xxxxxxx' is: 

  • *HIGH
  • *MEDIUM
  • *LOW
  • *YES
  • *NO
  • *DEV

To remove the save file data compression override:

CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*REMOVE ' 'SAVFDTACPR')

To display the save file data compression override:

CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*DISPLAY' 'SAVFDTACPR')


NOTE: In releases IBM i 7.1 and earlier, the following PTFs or their superseding PTFs are required: 

  • 7.1 SI44710
  • 6.1 SI44709
  • V5R4M0 SI44708