The following additional enhancements have been added to system level backup and offload functionality provide by the product.
1) If the PARMLIB option WAIT_FOR_BACKGROUND_COPY is set to Y the background copy will still be monitored for progress and now the FASTREPLICATIONSTATE will also be checked and an error messages will be produced if a RECOVERABLE status is not achieved. If the FASTREPLICATIONSTATE is not set to RECOVERABLE then it cannot be used for system level restores.
2) Additional monitoring of the offload process has now been added with the new PARMLIB option WAIT_FOR_OFFLOAD. If this new option is set to Y, the DUMPSTATE of the copypool is repeatedly checked, and the offload step will finish successfully only if DUMPSTATE is set to ALLCOMPLETE.
These new parameters are helpful to users that have to monitors hundreds of system level backup. It helps remove some of the manual effort that would need to be completed to ensure both steps completed successfully.