Overriding the update history parameter for integrated file-system objects

BRMS uses the Save Object (SAV) command and QsrSave API to backup integrated file system (IFS) objects.  IFS backups allow archive flags on the objects to be reset to indicate the object has been saved using the Update history (UPDHST) parameter on the Save Object (SAV) command or Update history key on the QsrSave() API. 


In releases IBM i 7.2 and later, BRMS allows update history to be used during BRMS IFS backups by specifying the UPDHST parameter on the Save Object using BRM (SAVBRM) command or more generally in the attributes for a control group or the backup policy.


In releases IBM i 7.1 and IBM i 6.1, BRMS allows update history to be used during BRMS IFS backups by running the following commands:

To override the update history (UPDHST) parameter for integrated file-system save operations, use one of the following commands:

CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*ADD' 'UPDHSTI' '*YES')
CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*ADD' 'UPDHSTI' '*NO')
CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*ADD' 'UPDHSTI' '*SYS')
CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*ADD' 'UPDHSTI' '*PC')
CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('PARMOVR' '*ADD' 'UPDHSTI' '*SYS *PC')


To remove the override for the update history (UPDHST) parameter for integrated file-system save operations, use the following command:

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


To show the override for the update history (UPDHST) parameter for integrated file-system save operations, use the following command:

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


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

  • 7.1 SI40005
  • 6.1 SI40006
  • V5R4M0 SI40001