Allow Volumes that are Marked for Duplication to be Moved

By default, media movement is not allowed for volumes that are marked for duplication. 


In releases IBM i 7.2 and later, to allow movement of volumes that are marked for duplication, use the Work with Policies using BRM (WRKPCYBRM) command with *MOV specified for the Policy type (TYPE) parameter.  Then on the Work with Move Policies screen specify option 2 to change the move policy and change the Move marked for duplication field to the desired behavior. This is useful for device TS7650 and other virtual tape libraries which require virtual volumes to be moved during the duplication process.

NOTE:

  • When BRMS for IBM i 7.2 is installed,  the Move marked for duplication fields in all move policies will be set to an initial value based on the values that where previously set using the MOVMRKDUP options defined below.


In releases IBM i 7.1 and earlier, the interface to allow movement for media that is marked for duplication is not available through the Work with Policies using BRM (WRKPCYBRM) command. The following interfaces can be used to enable the functions in releases 7.1 and earlier :

To override a move policy to allow movement when a volume is marked for duplication:

CALL QBRM/Q1AOLD PARM('MOVMRKDUP ' '*SET ' 'move policy' 'Y')

To remove the override for a move policy that allows movement when a volume is marked for duplication:

CALL QBRM/Q1AOLD PARM('MOVMRKDUP ' '*SET ' 'move policy' 'N')

To display all overrides for move policies that allow movement when a volume is marked for duplication:

CALL QBRM/Q1AOLD PARM('MOVMRKDUP ' '*DISPLAY ')

To remove all overrides for move policies that allow movement when a volume is marked for duplication:

CALL QBRM/Q1AOLD PARM('MOVMRKDUP ' '*CLEAR ')

NOTES:

  1. WRKMEDBRM Option 8 will not allow media to be moved if it is marked for duplication. Option 19 will have to be issued on the selected media and then option 18 issued after the volume is moved.
  2. In releases IBM i 7.1 and earlier, the following PTFs or their superseding PTFs are required:
             7.1 SI42925
             6.1 SI42924
             5.4 SI42923
  3. In releases IBM i 7.1 and earlier, there will be no synchronization of this behavior to other systems in the BRMS network. Each system wishing to use this new function will need to run the commands above.