Prevent Multiple Save Jobs From Selecting the Same Save Media - Q1ARESMED

In releases IBM i 7.1 and later, if multiple BRMS save jobs are running at the same time in a BRMS network, they will not attempt to select the same scratch media.

In releases IBM i 6.1 and V5R4M0, if multiple BRMS save jobs are running at the same time in a BRMS network, they may attempt to select the same scratch media. If a job gets a 'volume not available' error when it tries to use the media, BRMS will handle it by selecting new scratch media. The overhead of re-selecting the scratch media can be avoided by creating data area QUSRBRM/Q1ARESMED by running the following command:

CRTDTAARA DTAARA(QUSRBRM/Q1ARESMED) TYPE(*CHAR)


To disable this function, simply delete the data area by running the following command:

DLTDTAARA DTAARA(QUSRBRM/Q1ARESMED)