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i5/OS V5R4 Virtual Tape: A Guide to Planning and Implementation

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 04 August 2006, updated 06 March 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738497207
ISBN-13: 9780738497204
IBM Form #: SG24-7164-00

Authors: Nick Harris, Brian Bohner, Dan Johansson and Albert Karels

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    In this IBM Redbooks publication we provide a detailed explanation of the new virtual tape support provided by i5/OS V5R4. We cover the concepts, planning, and use of virtual tape support.

    Backup and Recovery Media Services (BRMS) is an important program product for System i5 customers to enable management of their system and data backups. This publication describes how BRMS uses the new virtual tape support for virtual backups.

    This book is intended for IBM, Business Partner and customer technical professionals who will be planning, implementing, and operating virtual tape support.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to virtual tape

    Chapter 2. Planning for virtual tape

    Chapter 3. Implementing virtual tape storage

    Chapter 4. Multiple virtual tape scenarios

    Chapter 5. Saving Domino with BRMS and virtual tape

    Chapter 6. BRMS and virtual tape

    Chapter 7. BRMS and virtual tape working from the Navigator

    Chapter 8. Debugging examples using the GUI

    Appendix A. Block sizes

    Appendix B. Sample command language

    Appendix C. Quick start guide


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