IBM i 7.4 Tip #1: Save Changes

Someone asked me what my favorite item was on IBM i 7.4, and I thought, “Well, that is a tough one”. 

I thought instead of picking one, I would start a series over the next few months covering my favorite tricks and tips with IBM i 7.4.  

This was one request that I had put in as a Request For Enhancement (RFE), so I thought this would be a good one to start our series.

Have you ever needed to do a full system save, and after the save is complete, you don’t want the system to restart all the jobs?  So, what you wind up doing is standing there waiting for the Save 21 to complete and as soon as it does cancel the startup job or do a ENDSBS *ALL? 

Of course, there are easier ways like just changing the startup system value (QSTRUPPGM) to *NONE.  But now in 7.4, you have the ability to specify on the GO SAVE 21 (Entire system), 22 (System data only), or option 23 (All user data) that you don’t wish to start the controlling subsystem after the save.

IBM i 7.4 save changes

I hope this makes your life easier, I know it will make my life easier. 

Stay tuned for our next tip next month, and feel free to leave comments and questions below.

We have two upcoming webinars that will go deeper into IBM i 7.4. We hope you can join us.

7.4 Things You Need to Know About IBM i 7.4
Thursday, May 9th, 1 PM ET

What You Need to Know to Successfully Upgrade to IBM i 7.4
Wednesday, June 5th, 1 PM ET

How to Upgrade IBM i 7.4

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