Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 2

Purpose of BRMS 1. Back up Planning The BRMS back up service assists us to design & manage our back up operations.

It helps you to define process, monitor and report your back up activities. Use BRMS to back up all of the data on your AS/400 system including objects in libraries, folders, directories, spooled files, security information, system configurations, and the operating system itself. 2. Disaster recovery planning The BRMS recovery service provides for the orderly retrieval of lost or damaged data. Its most important feature is a series of recovery reports that take you, step-bystep, through the recovery of your system. These reports not only contain restore instructions, but also indicate which tapes the system requires for the recovery. With BRMS, you can restore your entire system, or selected items such as control groups, libraries, objects, folders, auxiliary storage pools (ASPs), spooled files, or Integrated File System links. 3. Media Management The BRMS media management service tracks all of your tapes and save files. Media is tracked through all cycles from tape creation to expiration. The tracking process includes active use, storage location, and return to scratch pool availability. BRMS tracks your media until you remove it from the media inventory or until it is otherwise disabled due to usage threshold or poor quality rating. BRMS also records and updates changes to the media inventory. Types of Policies The standard BRMS package provides the following policies: . System Policy is very similar to a set of system values. Unless other policies or controls are in place, system policy parameters determine the policy defaults for many of your BRMS operations. . Backup Policy specifies how to perform backups. You can define weekly backup activities, types of incremental backup, and the level at which you want to save media information. One backup policy governs all backup operations. You can define or change these operations at the control group level. . Recovery Policy defines how recovery operations are generally to be performed. Once recovery policy governs all recovery operations. You can redefine or change recovery command values to allow for single or phased recoveries.

Media Policies govern the handling of media by media type. Media policies determine retention periods and instruct BRMS where to find the appropriate tapes to perform your backup. They also determine if backup operations will create and use save files. Unlike system, backup, and recovery policies, multiple media policies can exist. Move Policy determines the movement of media from creation through expiration, and through various on and offsite storage locations. Multiple move policies can also exist. BRMS is compatible with all AS/400 RISC system models. The following types of media and tape library devices are compatible with BRMS: . All types of AS/400 tape media. . All AS/400 stand-alone tape devices. . All AS/400 media libraries (MLBs). . Use of save files. . Use of ADSM servers. BRMS does not support diskette, optical, unlabeled or non-standard label tape. Control groups consist of groups of libraries, objects, folders, spooled files, and other types of data that share similar characteristics or that you that you want grouped together for a particular purpose. BRMS comes with two default backup control groups, *SYSGRP and *BKUGRP.