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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lseries 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 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.

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

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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. You can view or print any of the PDF files. Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device.

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

BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration. 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 can also perform iaeries daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine.


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

Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)

BRMS provides both a traditional character-based interface and a graphical interface, which is available as a plug-in for IBM Navigator for i. In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system.

However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection.

Each program and API are described in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes. Last active iseriez BRMS always continues any subsequent saves within a control group on the device that was last active. BRMS iserries not support diskette, unlabeled or nonstandard label tape.

BRMS control groups Control groups determine which iseires to process. What’s new for IBM i 7. The ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process.

This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system. Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object.

The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by iseeries one system in the network to duplicate media for another system in the network.

Working with devices in BRMS

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.


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

To add third-party media libraries to BRMS, take the following steps: These interfaces are not mutually exclusive. 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.

Planning your backup and recovery strategy. This topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS.

Overview of standard BRMS product functionality The standard BRMS product assists you in defining and processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations. Tailoring your BRMS operations. Before you start doing backups using Iseriees or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy.

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. 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. 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.