I checked with one of our iSeries resources here and recieved the following reply:
We cannot avoid QGPL in the 1 Touch Backup. As far as the PTF are concerned they are SAVF (Save files), which are all starting with Q*.SAVF in the QGPL Library.
Technically, once the PTF’s are applied these SAVF’s should be deleted. But if they are not applied they will be sitting there and occupy the space on the system. We have noticed that over a period of time when the PTF’s are not applied and they are superseded by another PTF, they are ignored and just sit in the QGPL Library.
We would suggest to check the environment and remove those Q*.SAVF from QGPL, if they are applied or superseded by another PTF. The iSeries Administrator can confirm those SAVF’s status, or check with IBM support and clear those files.
Move those all Q*.SAVF from QGPL to other dummy library and once the system is backed up they can either leave those files there or move them back to QGPL.
Again they can consult with IBM and act accordingly.
QGPL consist of many IBM related objects which cannot be avoided and is always required during the Install.
We have many customers and they have moved their own created objects like SAVF, PF, OUTQ, etc. and moved them outside of QGPL. Again this is just a suggestion and they need to check with IBM for best solution.
Let us know if this helps...
Ernst F. Graeler
Senior Engineer III