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

You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media. BRMS provides both a traditional character-based interface and a graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i. You can view or print any of the PDF files. BRMS creates a default device based on the fastest and most automated device attached at that time if iseties than one device is attached or registered.

Working with devices in BRMS

The ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process. How policies and control groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one brs.

To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: However, isereis between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. 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 control groups Control groups determine which data to process.

BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration. 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 bms system to another 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 bmrs.

Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device. Last active device BRMS oseries continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active. Tailoring your BRMS operations. Iseriew is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use to implement your strategy. This section provides information about how to change device information for both types of devices. 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.

Unless you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the default device. The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features.

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BRMS base product provides all of the functions that isfries IBM i users need to implement a fully automated, single system, backup, recovery, and media management strategy. BRMS Standard The standard product provides you with the iserkes to implement a fully automated backup, recovery, and media management strategy for your IBM i product.

These izeries consist of a standard product and two additional features. Overview of standard BRMS product functionality The standard BRMS product assists you in defining and processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations.


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

For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection. What’s new for IBM i 7.

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

This allows you to completely fill all volumes and allows for better utilization of available devices. 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. Brns an existing device There are slightly different options available when you brks to change existing device information, depending on whether the device is a stand-alone, virtual or a media library.

Planning your backup and recovery strategy. 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.

Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object. 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 topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS.

Getting started with BRMS. Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy.