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Re: BRMS *SAVSYS - Media share



fixed

I print one of those (PDF, actually) after Every. Single. BRMS. Backup.

Copies:

1) IFS
2) Onsite Windows server (domain controller)
3) Emailed to my work email
4) Emailed to my personal email



On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Jeffrey Carey <Jeffrey.Carey@xxxxxxx>wrote:

With BRMS, STRRCYBRM OPTION(*SYSTEM) ACTION(*REPORT) is good to do after
backups. While it cannot guarantee that the tapes are completely
recoverable, it states what BRMs thinks it successfully wrote to each tape,
which is a pretty good bet that you can recover. If you see odd things
like looking for a tape from last month or last year or objects not saved
(it gives you a count right at the beginning of the report), you might want
to check those out.





Jeff Carey, MSIT, MBA
Sr. Systems Administrator

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:53 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: BRMS *SAVSYS - Media share

How do you "verify a backup?"

Insure the tape is readable?
DSPTAP?
DSPTAP to *OUTFILE and verify everything on the system is on the tape?




On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Jerry C. Adams <midrange@xxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Jeff,

I'm surprised at you! I would have thought that you would have tested
your backup.

A few years ago I had an auditor who, in an attempt to find something
negative to put in the audit letter, asked me if I had tested my backup.
Sure, I replied. Okay, well, do your verify every night's backup?
BRMS, which I didn't use, might have something to satisfy an auditor;
I didn't so I had to write my own. Made him happy.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
The most enthusiastic worker doesn't get paid any better than anyone
else.
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:23 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: BRMS *SAVSYS - Media share

All,

I stumbled across this on page 127 of "Backup, Recovery, and Media
Services for i"

"A backup control group with the *SAVSYS special value must specify
*NO in the Shared media field of the media class."

The media class I use is ULTRIUM2, which has Shared media *YES. Is
this telling me the backups I have been doing for 7+ years with BRMS
are not usable to recover the system?

The tape drives are 3581-028 used in library mode.

Thanks.


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UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
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Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369
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www.dilgardfoods.com

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