IBM Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS) helps you implement a disciplined approach to managing your backups and provides you with an orderly. Introducing the IBM System i5 hardware and i5/OS V5R4 overview 1 .. BRMS iSeries Navigator GUI client. . V5R4 BRMS virtual tape support . Starting with the March BRMS PTFs, only systems at release IBM i or for i5/OS V5R4, V5R4 systems will still be supported in BRMS networks with
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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. For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection. You can use the character-based interface for some tasks and the graphical interface for other tasks, or brns can choose to use one interface exclusively.
The ability to dynamically bems 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.
BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine. 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. Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy.
You can view or print any of the PDF files. You can also recover your system fully during a disaster or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media. The networking feature also simplifies media duplication by using one system in the network to duplicate media b5r4 another system in the network.
Planning your backup and recovery strategy. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive.
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It also supports parallel save operations of a library or single object using up to 32 tape v5r, which bdms the save window by using multiple devices. 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. BRMS is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use to implement your strategy.
What’s new for IBM i 7. As your business needs change and grow, you can add functions to the BRMS base product by purchasing and installing additional options.
These files and objects contain all the information about all the policies used by BRMS, all the saved history br,s all previous backups, and all the managed media.
You no longer have to keep track of which items are on which volumes, nor be concerned that you might accidentally write over active brjs. Each program and API are described in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes.
In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system.
Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for parallel archive and parallel dynamic retrieval v5r a single object. However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them.
BRMS enables you to track all of your media from creation to expiration.