Our site (where I have been working just a few days) had a backup failure on the iSeries last night. An operator simply forgot to load the tape, but this resulted in the machine alerting the SYSOPR and waiting - all night - for a response. Since no one was around to answer the message, the backup didn't happen and the machine was unavailable when staff came in this morning. Without using a CL program with MONMSG commands embedded in it, how can this situation be handled? I'd love to implement the very neat looking Operational Assistant options for backup, but don't see any way for monitoring for messages that might arise. I might not be able to save the night's backup, but at least the system would be available the next day.