Bruce - 

A cumulative will be done until you request that another FULL save be

There are actually a couple kinds of "incremental" backups available within
BRMS on the iSeries. 

You can execute a save specifying that any object changed "since the last
full save" will be saved. This type of incremental save is also referred to
as a cumulative save, since each incremental BU after a full backup contains
an accumulation of everything changed since the last full backup. This
backup replaces any prior incremental backups. Recovery may be easier since
all you need to process is the last full backup and the latest cumulative

Another type of incremental backup saves the changes to any object since the
last time you performed any kind of save. This type of backup may run faster
because fewer things need to be saved each time, but the recovery requires
that you process the full save and ALL incremental backups.    

Hope this helps ...


Kenneth E. Graap
IBM Certified Specialist 
AS/400e Professional System Administrator
NW Natural (Gas Services)
Phone: 503-226-4211 x5537
FAX:    603-849-0591

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Barrett [mailto:bruce.barrett@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:29 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: BRMS Question

I am currently gathering data to use BRMS.  We have come up with a
question and I can't seem to locate the answer.
When we do cumulative backups and a new library is detected the library
will be saved fully.  The next day if you do another cumulative backup,
will that library be saved fully or will a cumulative save be done?

Bruce Barrett
PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.
3003 Oak Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Fax 925-658-6412
Cell 510-520-4263

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