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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The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by using one system in the network to duplicate media for another system in the network. These components consist of a standard product and two additional iseeries. This topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS.

Or you can perform these tasks yourself using other BRMS commands.

In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system. What’s new for IBM i 7. For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection. You can view or print any of the PDF files. BRMS is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use iseriew implement your strategy.

BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape.

As your business needs change and grow, you can add functions to the BRMS base product by purchasing and installing additional options. How policies and control groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one another. BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities iseires are related to your backup routine. Each program and API are described in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes.

If you have not purchased the BRMS product, you can install and use the standard product and the additional iseeies without a license for a 70 day trial period. The ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process. Tailoring your BRMS operations. BRMS creates a default device based on the fastest and most automated device attached at that time if more than one iserise is attached or registered.


Working with devices in BRMS

BRMS base product provides all of the functions that most IBM i users need to implement a fully automated, single system, backup, recovery, and media management strategy. 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.

You can bms the character-based interface for some tasks and the graphical interface for other tasks, or you can choose to use one interface exclusively.

Overview of standard BRMS product functionality Isereis standard BRMS product assists you in defining and processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations. 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.

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. 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. Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object.

BRMS provides both a traditional character-based interface and a graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i.

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

However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. This section provides information about how to change device information for both types of devices. Planning your backup and recovery strategy.

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.


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.

Changing an existing device There are slightly different options available when you want to change existing device bmrs, depending on whether the device is a stand-alone, virtual or a media library.

These interfaces are not mutually exclusive.

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Unless you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the default device. BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration. This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system. Getting started with BRMS. The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features. This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices.

BRMS control groups Control groups determine which data to process. To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device. You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media. Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy.

Last active device BRMS always continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active. 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.