Learning Guide

System i/iSeries Backup and Recovery Learning Guide

Would you be able to recover your systems in the event of a disaster? Hopefully the answer is yes. To help you make sure your backups and restores are being done correctly, we've pulled together a multitude of tips, articles, white papers and other resources.


Debra Tart, editorDeb Tart, associate editor

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Backup and Recovery Processes and Quick Guides
Backup and Recovery Strategies
Verifying and Reporting on Backups
Using IBM's Backup Media and Recovery Services (BRMS)
Storing Your Backups
White Papers and Webcast
Case Studies, Redbooks and Manuals
Expert Advice
Resources
Just for backup & recovery fun!

Backup and Recovery Processes and Quick GuidesReturn to Table of Contents

  • Glossary Definition: Backup

  • IBM Information Center on Backup & Recovery

  • Why you need to plan a backup and recovery strategy

  • System i backup and recovery: Top 10 Q&As

  • Disaster recovery essentials

  • Top 10 backup commands

  • The disaster recovery guide

  • Backup and recovery techniques
  • Backup and Recovery StrategiesReturn to Table of Contents

  • Save time and money; separate backup and archiving

  • Automate WebSphere configuration backups on the iSeries (i5)

  • How can I save and restore spool file data as part of my backup/recovery process?

  • Backing up the iSeries directly to a DVD device

  • Backup strategies for dealing with LPARs

  • How do I automate a full system backup on my i5 server?

  • Performing an unattended system save

  • How to choose a backup reporting tool

  • Simplify individual object restores

  • IFS object restores: Time to simplify

  • Correct way to restore logical files

  • Add IFS directories to your daily backup policy

  • Securing the Save/Restore function

  • In between system saves

  • Shutting down iSeries Integrated Server cards for backups

  • Want to speed up your nightly backups? Use save files

  • Tips for shrinking your backup/recovery windows
  • Verifying and Reporting on BackupsReturn to Table of Contents

  • How to choose a backup reporting tool

  • Proof of backup needed

  • Verifying a backup is complete

  • Did the files copy correctly during backup?

  • Are your backups complete?
  • Using IBM's Backup Media and Recovery Services (BRMS)Return to Table of Contents

  • IBM's Backup Recovery and Media Services

  • Setting up BRMS

  • Receiving backup error message while using BRMS

  • Viewing old backup tapes in the BRMS catalog

  • Ensuring effective backups

  • Unattended SAVSYS option 21 with BRMS
  • Storing Your BackupsReturn to Table of Contents

  • Virtual tape libraries: No pain, much gain

  • Build the ultimate storage team

  • Optimizing tape restores

  • How to keep stored data out of enemy hands

  • Storing backups and media life expectancy

  • Vaulting is best practice for data backup plans
  • White Papers and WebcastReturn to Table of Contents

  • White papers to help plan your disaster recovery process

  • Webcast: Disk-Based Backup & Recovery: Making Sense of Your Options

  • Webcast: Top 10 Reasons for Using Disk-based Online Server Backup and Recovery

  • Webcast: Disk-Based Backup and Recovery: Is It Right for My Organization?

  • Webcast: Solving Your Remote Office Backup and Recovery Challenges

  • White paper: Storage Apps Keep Exchange Running 24/7

  • White paper: Disaster Recovery: Test, Test and Test Some More

  • White paper: Protecting Server Data in Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs)

  • White paper: Backup and Recovery Strategies for iSeries

  • White paper: Improving iSeries Backup Performance

  • White paper: Critical Practices for Remote Backup

  • White paper: The Need for Mirrored Backup
  • Case Studies, Redbooks and ManualsReturn to Table of Contents

  • Case study: Fireman's Fund McGee Marine Insurance Company (PDF)

  • Redbook: Integrating Backup Recovery and Media Services and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager on the IBM eServer iSeries Server

  • Redbook: Backup Recovery and Media Services for OS/400: A Practical Approach

  • Redbook: Choosing the right backup strategy for Domino 6 for iSeries

  • Manual: iSeries Backup and Recovery (Version 5 -- SC41-5304-06) (PDF)

  • Manual: Backup, Recovery, and Media Services for iSeries (PDF)
  • Expert AdviceReturn to Table of Contents

  • How can I save and restore spool file data as part of my backup/recovery process?

  • Backing up the iSeries directly to a DVD device

  • Should the subsystems be shut down?

  • Backup strategies for dealing with LPARs

  • How do I automate a full system backup on my i5 server?

  • Performing an unattended system save

  • Are you sure you're doing a COMPLETE backup?

  • IPL'ing before a system backup

  • Backing up one iSeries to another iSeries

  • Improving backup times
  • ResourcesReturn to Table of Contents

  • TechTarget's ITKnowledge Exchange
  • iSeries Information Center: Backup & recovery page

  • Business continuity and recovery services
  • Just for backup & recovery fun!Return to Table of Contents

  • Quiz: iSeries backup and recovery commands
  • iSeries word scramble: Backup & recovery
  • Word Search: OS upgrading stress reliever
  • This was first published in November 2006

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