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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Planning your backup and recovery strategy. BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration. In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system. 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. BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape.
This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive. Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy. This topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS. 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.
These components consist of a standard product and two additional features. BRMS creates a default device based on the fastest and most automated device attached at that time if more than one device is attached or registered. 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. 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.
You can use the character-based interface for some tasks and the graphical interface for other tasks, or you can choose to use one interface exclusively. This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices.
How policies and isreies groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one another. Isedies you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the default device. Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device. 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.
The ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process. 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.
Working with devices in BRMS
nrms As your brrms needs change and grow, you can add functions to the BRMS base product izeries purchasing and installing additional options. Getting started with BRMS. You can view or print any of the PDF files. You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media. Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object.
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 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.
Working with devices in BRMS
The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features. However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. Last active device BRMS always continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active.
BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine. Overview of 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. For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection. What’s new for IBM i 7. BRMS provides both a traditional character-based interface and a graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i. To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: 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.
The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by using one system in the network to duplicate media for another system in the network.