I am doing this now on a system that does not have BRMS. The VTL is a
simulated VTL that is just saved to the IFS.
Darryl

On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 7:24 AM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Do you have the BRMS network feature installed? This shares the metadata
across systems. For example if LPAR1 dies I can go to LPAR2 and run
STRRCYBRM FROMSYS(LPAR1)
And get a list of steps needed to recover LPAR1, including what tapes are
needed, etc.
And for individual restores (like restoring a production object to
development)
RSTOBJBRM FROMSYS(LPAR1)

Resource
ID Option Feature Description
5770BR1 *BASE 5050 Backup Recovery and Media Servi
5770BR1 *BASE 2924 Backup Recovery and Media Servi
5770BR1 1 5101 BRMS-Network Feature
5770BR1 2 5102 BRMS-Advanced Functions Feature

Rob Berendt
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I have a large amount of data on an existing VTL (IBM ProtecTier) what I
want to dump off and move to a different IBMi system and import into that
system's VTL and integrate with the BRMS catalogue information.

The existing backup all have the same names (same nightly database and
libraries being backed up) and easily identified in BRMS by time/date of
the backup.

Because of many network constraints we plan to dump the information to tape
using (at the moment) the DUPMEDBRM command and just stream the backups to
many tapes.

Once we get the tapes in the new location we would import them into the new
VTL and ideally integrate them into the new BRMS. But what is not clear to
us is how we can export the existing BRMS information and import that into
the new one to retain all the metadata.

So for example if we wanted a backup for a file XXXXXX taken on 1/1/2016
then we only need to look for that backup taken on that date and BRMS would
be able to locate the right backup in the VTL and restore it. Note to make
clear, file XXXXXX would exist thousands of time in the backup database
since it is a nightly backup of the primary database taken over several
years worth of operations.

I have asked the vendor doing the work to provide some advice but so far
they have not been particularly helpful. Any ideas from experts in this
group would be appreciated.

Thanks
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