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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You can view or print any of the PDF files. As your business needs change and grow, you can add functions to the BRMS base product by purchasing and installing additional options. This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices. How policies and control groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one another. 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.

Each program and API are described in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes.

This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system. BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration. These components consist of a standard product and two additional features. What’s new for IBM i 7.

Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive. In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system.

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BRMS creates a default device based on the fastest and most automated device attached at that time if more than iserkes device is attached or registered. 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.


Unless you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the default device. Overview issries standard BRMS product functionality The standard BRMS product assists you in defining and processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations.

BRMS control groups Control groups determine which data to process. BRMS is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use to implement your iaeries.

The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by using one system in the network to duplicate media for another system in the network. 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 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. BRMS base product provides all of the functions that most Ideries i users need to implement a fully automated, single system, backup, recovery, and isrries management strategy.

Or you can perform these tasks yourself using other BRMS commands. BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine.

If you have not purchased the BRMS product, you can install and use the standard product and the additional features without a license for a 70 day trial period. BRMS provides both a traditional character-based interface and a graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i.

Tailoring your BRMS operations. 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.

Planning your backup and recovery strategy. This section provides information about how to change device information for both types of devices. Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object. For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related brjs sections in this topic collection.


To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the iseties steps: The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features.

Last active device BRMS always continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active. However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape. You iseriees use the character-based interface for some tasks and the graphical interface for other tasks, or you can choose to use one interface exclusively.

Working with devices in BRMS

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

Getting started with BRMS. These files and objects contain all the information about all the policies used by BRMS, all the saved history for all previous backups, and all the managed media. You can also recover iseriees system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media. 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.

Otherwise BRMS bms the sole attachment as the default device. It also supports parallel save operations of a library or single object using up to 32 tape devices, which shortens the save window by using multiple devices.

The ability to dynamically isereis a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process.