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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Working with devices in BRMS

Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive. You can view or print any of the PDF files. BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation ieries expiration. The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by using one system in the network to duplicate media for another system in the network.

BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape. Unless you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the default device.

This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices. Or you can perform these tasks yourself using other BRMS commands. Each program and API are iseriew in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes.

These components consist of a standard product and two additional features. Planning your backup and recovery strategy. What’s new for IBM i bms.


Getting started with BRMS. You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media.

Working with devices in BRMS

Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel vrms retrieval of a single object. For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection.

How policies and control groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one another.

This topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS. Tailoring your BRMS operations. BRMS base product provides all of the functions that most IBM i users iserkes to implement a fully automated, single system, backup, recovery, and media management strategy. The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features.

To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: 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. This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system.

As your business needs change and grow, you 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 brmz types of devices.

Overview of standard BRMS product functionality The standard BRMS product assists you in defining and processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations. The ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process.


In this chapter, you learn how to change or remove device information for existing devices, and also how to add new devices iseriez the system. BRMS provides both a traditional ideries interface and a graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i.

However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. 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. Changing an existing device There are slightly different options available when you want to change existing brs information, depending on whether the device is a stand-alone, virtual or a media library.

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. How the BRMS functional components work together The backup and brmd policies and control groups work with the various media management components to provide comprehensive backup, recovery, and media management support.