Recovery Report Considerations and Requirements

BRMS save file libraries on IASPs

In releases 7.1 and later, the recovery report (QP1ARCY) has been changed to move BRMS save file libraries on independent auxiliary storage pools (IASP) from step 'Recover the BRMS Product and Associated Libraries' to step 'Recover IBM Product Libraries'.

In release 7.1, step 'Configure Auxiliary Storage Pool Devices' occurs after step 'Recover IBM Product Libraries'.    In order to configure IASPs before an attempt is made to restore the save file libraries, steps '__ STEP <xxx> : Configure Auxiliary Storage Pool Devices' and '__ STEP <xxx+1> : Verify Auxiliary Storage Pool Device Names' should be moved after step '__ STEP <yyy> : Reset BRMS Device and Media Library Information'.  When the steps are moved, the contents of the moved steps should be replaced with the following:

      ***************************************************************************************************
      __ STEP <yyy+1> : Configure Auxiliary Storage Pool Devices
      Start date/time __________________ Stop date/time __________________ Duration _________________
      The recovery includes objects saved from auxiliary storage pool
      devices. The auxiliary storage pool devices must be re-configured
      before recovery can continue.
      Use the "Display ASP Information" report (QP1AASP) to review the
      names of the auxiliary storage pool devices of the saved system.
      ----- Attention ---------------------------------------------------
      Verify the proper authorizations before performing any disk management
      tasks using IBM Navigator for i. Refer to the "Requirements for disk
      management" topic.
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      ----- Attention ---------------------------------------------------
      If the auxiliary storage pool devices are intended to be used as
      switched auxiliary storage pools in a clustered environment, review
      the documentation provided with your cluster management product to
      identify any pre-configuration steps which may be required prior to
      configuring these auxiliary storage pool devices.
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Auxiliary storage pool devices may be re-configured using the
      following green screen command:
      CFGDEVASP ASPDEV(auxiliary-storage-pool-name) ACTION(*CREATE)
      TYPE(auxiliary-storage-pool-type) UNITS(*SELECT)
      ****************************************************************************************************
      ****************************************************************************************************
      __ STEP <yyy+2>  : Verify Auxiliary Storage Pool Device Names
         Start date/time __________________  Stop date/time __________________  Duration _________________
             Display the configured auxiliary storage pool device descriptions.
             To do so, type the following command and press "Enter".
                 WRKDEVD DEVD(*ASP)
             Verify the configured auxiliary storage pool device names match the
             names of the auxiliary storage pool devices listed in report QP1AASP.
             Use option 8=Work with status to verify the status of each auxiliary
             storage pool device status is AVAILABLE.
             Display, verify and update the BRMS auxiliary storage pool information
             as required.
             To do so, type the following command and press "Enter".
                 WRKASPBRM
      ****************************************************************************************************

NOTE:

  • In releases IBM i 7.1 and later, BRMS save file libraries will be moved to step 'Recover IBM Product Libraries' of the recovery report in the following PTFs or superseding PTFs:   
          7.3 SI60601   
          7.2 SI60600
          7.1 SI59996