We are new to BRMS and can't figure out how to get our old backup tapes into the BRMS catalog. We want to enter...
the tapes labeled "Month End Save" (24 months of tapes)into a control group and then run a report or screen inquiry and see the old ones and the new ones created since BRMS was installed. How do we do that? I believe you want to use the ADDMEDIBRM command. Here is the HELP text from this command:
The Add Media Information to BRM (ADDMEDIBRM) command adds file level detail to the BRMS media inventory content volume information. The files and the volumes that contain them can be from another tape inventory or from some other outside source. The purpose of the command is to allow user applications or another volume management system to insert data (volume file descriptions) into the BRMS media contents information so that the volumes and their contents can be managed. The volume for which you are adding content information must exist in the media inventory and the volume, file sequence and volume sequence must be unique in the BRMS media inventory contents information. Multiple volumes will write a media information record for each volume with the volume sequence being increased as the records are added.
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC
Ask the Experts yourself: Our backup & recovery gurus are waiting to answer your questions.
Search400.com's targeted search engine: Get relevant information on backup & recovery.
Check out this Search400.com Featured Topic on 30 backup/recovery tips in 30 minutes .
Dig Deeper on Data backup, storage and retrieval on iSeries
Related Q&A from Ken Graap
Find out if log files can be omitted during a save without causing problems in a full restore. Continue Reading
The BRMS Network feature allows a BRMS system to connect to other BRMS systems via a network, and enables a user to consolidate media such as backup ... Continue Reading
The only option to correct damage preventing file journaling is to use the RCLSTG command. Continue Reading