CHAPTER 18 MANAGING BACKUP AND RECOVERY


Adding media to the media class scratch pool
Adding media to a BRMS media class allows BRMS to use, track, and protect active data on the media. You should add pre-initialized media to BRMS by using the steps outlined in this section. Once media is added to a media class of available media, BRMS will drive backup operations and use this media, requesting you to load tapes as necessary.

Note If your media is not pre-initialized, see the BRMS documentation for details on how to add existing media content information into the BRMS catalog of information.

It is important to have sufficient media enrolled in the media class before performing a backup operation. It is recommended that you enroll at least three pieces of media, for example three tapes. In determining the number of media to add, you should consider the capacity of your media and the size of your Domino server data.

To add media, use one of the following methods based on the type of device you have:

Using a tape library device

A tape library device is an enclosed unit with many pieces of media that allows for random access to any piece of media. If you will be backing up using a tape library device, perform the following steps:

1. Make sure that your media is in the automated tape library.

2. Enter the following CL command:


3. Type a 1 at the command prompt and press Enter.

4. On the Media Management display, type a 9 and press Enter.

5. On the Work with Media Libraries display, type an 8 and press Enter three times to work with the current inventory of the automated tape library.

6. Type a 1 next to the media to be added and press Enter.

7. Type the media class you recorded when you determined the device and media class from the system policy. See "Determining the device and media class to use" earlier in this chapter.

8. Press Enter twice.

9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 until you have enrolled the recommended number of media.

10. Press F3 three times.

Tip You can also use the Add Media Library Media to BRMS (ADDMLMBRM) command to perform this operation.

Using a stand-alone device

If you are not using a tape library device, you are backing up to a stand-alone device. Therefore, perform the following steps:

1. Enter the following CL command:


2. Type a 1 at the command prompt and press Enter.

3. On the Media Management display, type a 2 and press Enter twice to work with the BRMS media inventory.

4. On the Work With Media display, type a 1 in the Opt column and press Enter.

5. Type the volume identifier from the media label and the media class that you recorded from the system policy. See "Determining the device and media class to use" earlier in this chapter.

6. Press Enter twice.

7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 until you have enrolled the recommended number of media.

8. Press F3 four times.

Tip You can also use the Add Media to BRMS (ADDMEDBRM) command to perform this operation.