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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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.

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

Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device. 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. Or you can perform these tasks yourself using other BRMS commands.

BRMS control groups Control groups determine which data to process. The ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of ixeries retrieval process. These components consist of a standard product and two additional features. BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape.

Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced vrms to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive. This section provides information about how to change device information for both types of devices. BRMS is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use to implement your strategy.


BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration. How the BRMS functional components work iserries The backup and recovery policies and control groups work with the various media management components to provide comprehensive backup, recovery, and media management support.

This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices. You can view or print any of the PDF files. In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system. As your business needs change and grow, brrms can add functions to the BRMS base product by purchasing and installing additional options.

Introduction to IBM Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i (BRMS)

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. Planning your backup and recovery strategy.

What’s new for IBM i 7. You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media. To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them.

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. This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system.

Working with devices in BRMS

Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy. BRMS provides both a traditional character-based interface and bems graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i. The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features. How policies and control groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one another.


For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection. BRMS Standard The standard product provides you with the capability to implement a fully automated backup, recovery, isfries 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. BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine.

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

Getting iseriws with BRMS. This topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS. Last active device BRMS always continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active.

Working with devices in BRMS

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 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.

Each program and API are described in general iserifs followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes. Tailoring your BRMS operations.