IBM’s Damaged Object Detection (DOD) Tool for i 6.1 & 7.1

damaged goodsIBM is delivering a Damaged Object Detection (DOD) tool via PTF for IBM i 6.1 and 7.1.

If you’ve ever had a backup stop dead in its tracks because of a damaged object, you’ll be interested in this puppy.

The PTF letters and pre-reqs for getting the DOD tool are:

iProDeveloper has a nice write-up on automated damaged object detection in IBM i 7.1 only, if you want to read more on how to apply and download. I don’t currently have a good link to instructions for running the tool in IBM i 6.1. If anyone has instructions for running in IBM i 6.1, please forward to me or notate your ideas in the comments section of this article.

Thanks to Severin Romanov on Twitter (@server_i) for pointing me towards this tool.


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3 Responses to IBM’s Damaged Object Detection (DOD) Tool for i 6.1 & 7.1

  1. Peter Shearer says:

    Hi Joe,

    How does one go about using this tool on a V6.1 machine?, the command string provided in the article on iprodevleoper – which only mentions 7.1:

    /QIBM/ProdData/OS/OSGi/templates/bin/ -storage diskUnits=*ALL

    …. returns:

    Unrecognized option: -storage

    Any suggestions?.

    Best Regards,

    Peter Shearer
    iSeries Engineer
    Kuoni Group

    T +44 (0)203 170 4178

    • Joe Hertvik says:

      Thanks, Peter, I’m not connected to the iProDeveloper article. I see you already posted on the iProDeveloper site. Please let me know what you hear. If I see anything, I’ll post it here.

  2. Joe Hertvik says:

    Dawn May of IBM posted a nice article on the Damaged Object Detection tool (DOD) in her i Can column at

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