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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Tailoring your BRMS operations. Parallel save operations work iseried the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object. However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features.

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

How the BRMS functional components work together The backup and recovery policies and control groups work with the sieries media management components to provide comprehensive backup, recovery, and media management support. Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device.

Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)

This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one brmss to another system. You can view or print any of the PDF files. Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy. This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices.

The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by using one system in the network to duplicate media for another system in the network. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive. To add third-party bbrms libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: What’s new for IBM i 7.


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

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

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.

Unless you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the default device. Planning your backup and recovery strategy. 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.

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.

BRMS does not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape. In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system.

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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. Each program and API are described in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes. 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 ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process. 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.


For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection.

Working with devices in BRMS

As your business needs change and grow, you can add functions to the BRMS base product by purchasing and installing additional options. 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.

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

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

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

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

BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration.