Removing Object Level Detailing Using the RMVMEDIBRM and STRMNTBRM Commands

Object level detail is used by BRMS to recover specific objects from a backup.  Object level detail can be generated during backups of library, integrated file system (IFS), folder or spooled file objects.  Since object level detail can take up a significant amount of storage, it may be desirable to cleanup the object level detail data for a backup before the backup expires.   These commands provide parameters to remove object level detail for backups:


Remove Media Info from BRM (RMVMEDIBRM)
    Object level detail (OBJDTL)
    Link level detail (LNKDTL)
    Spooled file level detail (SPLFDTL)
    Folder level detail (FLRDTL)


Start Maintenance for BRM (STRMNTBRM)
    Remove media information (RMVMEDI)
         Object level detail
         Link level detail
         Spooled file level detail
         Folder level detail


In releases IBM i 7.1 and earlier, the 'Object level detail' parameter on the RMVMEDIBRM and STRMNTBRM command applies to detail history for library objects, spooled files, folders and IFS objects. There is no way to change the retention days specifically for IFS objects using these commands. This override is being provided to change the detail history retention days for IFS objects.

To override the detail history retention days for IFS objects, use the following command, where nnnn is the number of days the IFS detail history will be retained after a save.

CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*ADD' 'LNKDTL' 'nnnn')

NOTE: Once the override is added for link detail, subsequent calls to the RMVMEDIBRM or STRMNTBRM command will use the nnnn value to determine whether to remove IFS detail history .

To remove the override:

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

NOTE: Once the override is removed for link detail, subsequent calls to the RMVMEDIBRM or STRMNTBRM command will use the 'Object level detail' parameter to determine whether to remove IFS detail history .

To show the override:

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

NOTE:

  • In releases IBM i 7.1 and earlier, this override is available with the following PTFs or their superseding PTFs:

7.1 SI41206
6.1 SI41205
V5R4M0 SI41204