It wasn't a dream or illusion -- I was locking the DRMI to the right condition last Wednesday (#6489).
Here is a snap shot of the AS-OSA signal taken today when the DRMI was locked with the same control settings (#6489).
The blue curve is data taken when the PRMI was locked for comparison.
You can see that both the upper and lower 55 MHz sideband are amplified by the SRC.
Currently SRM is slightly misaligned such that the MICH optical gain at AS55Q doesn't increase so much with the presence of SRM.
With this condition I was able to acquire the lock more frequently than how it used to be on the Wednesday.
The next step is to gradually align SRM, to optimize the controls and to repeat this process several times until SRM is fully aligned.
A first thing I tried was : flipping the control sign of the SRCL while keeping the same control setups for the PRCL and MICH.
Occasionally the DRMI was "sort of" locked and hence I believe this setup must be a good starting point.