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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These components consist of a standard product and two additional features.

Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy. Or you can perform these tasks yourself using other BRMS commands. For ixeries information, refer iseires the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection. 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.

In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system. Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object.

Getting started with BRMS. BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape. The following is iseeies summary description of the base product and the additional features.


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

Overview of standard BRMS product functionality The standard BRMS product iserries you in defining and processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations. Last active device BRMS always continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active. 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. What’s new for IBM i 7.

Planning your backup and recovery strategy. This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system. 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 control groups Control groups determine which data to process.

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. 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 is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use to implement your strategy. You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media.


Tailoring your BRMS operations.

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 can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine.

Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)

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

This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices. To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: 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.

These interfaces are brmd mutually exclusive. However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. As your business needs change and grow, isedies can add functions to the BRMS base product by purchasing and installing additional options. This section provides information about how to change device information for both types of devices.