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It is important to be aware that backup and restore operations to the cloud involve two stages. BRMS manages one stage of the operation and the other stage is controlled by the IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i product.


BRMS and IBM Cloud Solution for i


supports parallel backup and restore functions and support FlashCopy environments in versions 7.3 and later with the PTFs:

The backup process

The first stage of a cloud backup is a BRMS backup to internal tape or virtual optical images. These require resources on the backup system that can be intensive and does consume space. The second stage is the transfer of the virtual images to the cloud.