Cannot speak for Robot Save, but there is a fully automated FSS option in BRMS. Read up on the BRMS Batch Controlling Subsystem in the IBM backup manual. I use this option for systems that do a regular FSS. It's completely hands off, no need to have an open console connection from the HMC.

Bradford Lovelady

Operating Systems Engineer
Technology Infrastructure Services

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Subject: Backup Question

Hello everyone,
Wondering if anyone has similar needs and challenges as ours regarding backups:

1) HMC and system are physically remote.
2) Computer operator 'technically' has access to HMC, but they prefer a totally 'automated' solution for backups, including Full System Backups.
3) I'm used to performing a 'Option 21 Backup' once a week, and changes the other nights.
4) Our backup solution, Robot Save, like BRMS, has a 'Restricted State Utility' which allows you to manually sign on the console before a full backup is scheduled to allow for unattended backup. This option does necessitate someone to sign on the console locally once per week to ready the system for the Full System Backup. This currently involves an operator to open a console session at the HMC, then execute a couple commands. This task is the one that we are trying to 'automate'.

Any ideas?

thanks, Larry

Larry Ketzes
Lead Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer
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