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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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. 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.

Unless you change it, BRMS sends all of your backup and recovery requests to the isfries device. However, differences between these BRMS interfaces do exist and you should be aware of them. Each program and API are described in general and followed by detailed field descriptions and sizes. These interfaces are not mutually exclusive.

Working with devices in BRMS

BRMS can also perform some daily maintenance activities that are related to your backup routine. Getting started with BRMS. 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. BRMS is not a replacement for a backup, recovery, and media management strategy; it is a tool that you use to implement your strategy. In this chapter, you learn how iesries change or remove device information for existing devices, and also how to add new devices to the system.


This section provides information about how to iseriies device information for both types of devices. Parallel save operations work with the BRMS Advanced feature to allow for iweries archive and parallel dynamic retrieval of a single object. Tailoring your BRMS operations. How policies and control groups work together Policies and control groups that share the same parameters and values can override one another.

This topic provides information about how to add, change, remove, and review stand-alone and media library tape devices in BRMS. What’s new for IBM i 7. 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.

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

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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. Changing an existing device There are slightly different options available when you want to change iserifs device information, depending on whether the device is a stand-alone, virtual or a media library.

These components consist of a standard product and two additional features. 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. 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. The following is a summary description of the base product and the additional features.

Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)

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


This topic explains how to merge BRMS data from one system to another system. 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. Overview of standard BRMS product functionality The standard BRMS product assists you in defining and processing your backup, recovery, and media management operations.

If you have not purchased the BRMS product, you can install and use the standard product and the additional features without brs license for a 70 day trial period. For detailed information, refer to the BRMS interface differences and Related information sections in this topic collection.

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

Otherwise BRMS uses the sole attachment as the default device.