There can be several reasons for this delay.
1) Check to make sure that when your Backup is running, no active job or user is in the system, who
might use a file, library with exclusive use, causing your Backup to sit and wait until this file or library
is free. There are cases where the option in the Backup is activated to skip objects, which are being
used during the Backup, but that’s not why we backup our system.
2) During your Backup you can use WRKMEDIBRM with F11 so you can see if all objects until that point
are saved. If you find objects, which are not saved, try to find out why and which other user, job,
application was using that object.
3) It can be your media(cartridge) which causes the problem. Check in your BRMS reports for errors on
Try to do this on your next Backup and see if something comes out.