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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The ability to dynamically retrieve a large database file in parallel helps to reduce the window of the retrieval process. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive. Before you start doing backups using BRMS or any other product, you should plan your backup and recovery strategy.

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

BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine. However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. What’s new for IBM i 7.


Planning your backup and recovery strategy. BRMS is not a g5r4 for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use to implement your strategy. 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.

You can also recover your system fully during a rbms or failure, or restore single objects or libraries from your save media. 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 for all previous backups, and all the managed media. In addition, users can view the save history of any system in the network from a single system. 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 enables you to track all of your media from hrms 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. You can view or print any of the PDF files.


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

For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections v5r44 this topic collection. 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.

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.

Each program and API are described in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes.