During installation, BRMS automatically registers and initializes the devices attached to your IBM® i product and creates corresponding device information. Backup and recovery expert Ken Graap is a big fan of the IBM backup Recovery and Media Services (BRMS) product. According to Ken, BRMS has proven to be . How can I set up BRMS in my iSeries through commands? I’m getting the manuals in which it is described through Operations Navigator. But I want to do it .

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This topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS.

It also supports parallel save operations of a library or single object using up to 32 tape devices, which shortens ieries save window by using multiple devices. The BRMS Advanced feature allows archive capabilities of database files, stream files, and documents based on frequency of use, inactivity limit, object size, or disk pool thresholds.

Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy. You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media.

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BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration. You no longer have to keep track of which items are on which volumes, nor be concerned that you might accidentally write over active data.

BRMS control groups Control groups determine which data to process. Tailoring your BRMS operations. Getting started with BRMS. This section provides information about how to change device information for both types of devices. In this chapter, you learn how to change or remove device information for existing devices, and also how to add new devices to the system.


Working with devices in BRMS

Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device. If you have not purchased the BRMS product, you can install and use the standard product and the additional features without ieries license for a 70 day trial period. Unless you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the default device.

This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices.

How the BRMS functional components work together The backup and recovery policies and control groups work with the various media management components to provide comprehensive backup, recovery, and media management support. Last active device BRMS always continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active.

BRMS Standard The standard product provides you with the capability to implement a fully automated backup, recovery, and media management strategy for your IBM i product. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive.

Planning bms backup and recovery strategy.

This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one bgms to another system. Changing an existing device There are slightly different options available when you want to change existing device information, depending on whether the device is a stand-alone, virtual or a media library.

The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by using one system in the network to duplicate media for another system in the network. BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape.

However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. BRMS is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a iseriez that you use to implement your strategy. In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system. How policies and control groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one another.


Document Manager Administrator’s Guide – Setting up BRMS and HSM on iSeries

Or you can perform these bmrs yourself using other BRMS commands. BRMS provides both a traditional character-based interface and a graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i.

Overview of standard BRMS product functionality The standard BRMS product assists you in defining iseeies processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations. BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine. As your business needs change and grow, you can add functions to the BRMS base product by purchasing and installing additional options.

To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: Parallel save operations work with the Iseroes Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object. These files and objects contain all the information about all the policies used iseriws BRMS, all the saved history for all previous backups, and all the managed media.

What’s new for IBM i 7.