Determining When a SAVSYS and Other IBM i Save Commands Were Performed on a System
Oh Where Oh Where Can My System Save Information Be…?
With its unique integrated architecture, the IBM i system has many inherent strengths, not the least of which is fully baked-in and robust save/restore functionality. When you save an object on the system such as a file or a data area or a program in a user library with commands such as SAVLIB or SAVOBJ, the system will inform you on the “when” and the “where” of the save of that object by displaying the saved date/time of the object and the save media or save file used to do the save. For example, if you want to know the last time file QRPGLESRC in library QGPL was saved and what it was saved to, you would simply execute command DSPOBJD OBJ(QGPL/QRPGLESRC) OBJTYPE(*FILE) and take option #5 to display the full attributes, and then scroll down to the last screen where the system tells you the last save date and time and the tape volume ID or save file used to save the object, this is basic functionality that we are all familiar with.