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Re: BRMS sharing 1 tape between 2 systems



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No the communication is fine. The BRMS systems report online on the BRMS
Networking screen (under System policy)

I looked at the document you referenced. My reading was that it indicated
that you probably couldn't share tapes between systems, but it was not
exactly definitive.

But thanks for looking.


On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Jack Kingsley <iseriesflorida@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Some of the write up pertains to what your problem might be quite possibly,
maybe it is communications issue between the lpars.


http://www-912.ibm.com/n_dir/NAS4APAR.NSF/b6c9b771e38b5ea2862564c00079d110/02c4820ad5d25d1886256c7300426ab3?OpenDocument




On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 2:49 AM, Evan Harris <auctionitis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm working on a site running V7R1 TR6 that uses BRMS to manage their
backups. BRMS networking is set up and active and media can be seen
between
systems,

They have a scenario where they want to backup 2 guest partitions to a
single tape. They only have standalone tape drives available, no tape
library.

- The drive is available on the second system
- The media class is set to SHARE YES.
- The backup control group specifies APPEND *YES

Backups fails with message BRM1518 Volume xxx cannot be used on this
system.

Second level text provides additional information that "media management
indicates that the volume is not to be shared between systems" and
provides
details of the back on the first partition.

Is it actually possible to do what the customer wants to do ?

Is the "sharing" that BRMS does between systems limited to sharing common
media and tracking, but backups to be appended to a tape must be appended
to a tape already used by the same system ?

I can understand why this might be so, but would like to confirm one way
or
another. Any references to manuals or documentation would be appreciated.

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Evan Harris
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