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We run a full backup from the console with the system in a restricted state. We have the job set to run at a specific time. The CL clears the operator message queue and changes the break level to 97. Recently we have been getting messages that prevent the backups from running, such as a forms error on a printer. When I checked, the messages are at a level 99 and as soon as the queue is cleared, they display back on the console preventing the backup from starting until the message is responded to. Has something changed on the level of messages or is there a good way around this problem?
If you are running this process unattended, then just change the QSYSOPR *MSGQ to HOLD:


The messages are held in the message queue until they are requested by the user or program. After your BU finishes, set it back to DLVRY(*BREAK).


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