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Pinned topic BRMS and automatically duplicate Tape after backup has finished

‏2012-06-21T12:44:06Z |
we use the (with V6R1 new Feature) duplicate option within BRMS.
this works fine for the daily online backup
after the normal backup has finished, another asynchr. Job is submitted (to SBS QBATCH) to duplicate the tape.

we tried to do the same with the SYSTEM-backup (*SAVSYS etc) complete backup
while the system is in restricted mode,
but it does not work, the asynchr. duplicate-Job was not submitted.
Why we can't use the duplicate option for SYSTEM-backup?
after a google-search, we found this TechDoc:

http://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas17666a7c6b9551cf7862574b3006b9822
under Restrictions:

2. If the control group is set up to do an IPL after it completes, the automatic duplication job that is submitted will be lost and the duplication will not run.
for me, it is not clear, why this does not work?

within the restricted mode (ENDSBS *ALL *IMMED) it is possible to SBMJOB .... an asynchr. Job from an BRMS control group.
so, why should it not be possible to duplicate SYSTEM-backup tapes?
Updated on 2012-10-08T17:47:58Z at 2012-10-08T17:47:58Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: BRMS and automatically duplicate Tape after backup has finished

    ‏2012-06-21T19:03:23Z  in response to admin33544
    Hi ,

    The main reason we state that is because the job queues can be cleared when the system is IPL'd, depending on the parameter CLRJOBQ for the CHGIPLA command.

    We will have the KB doc changed to indicate the above.

    Thanks
    Mervyn
    • admin33544
      admin33544
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      Re: BRMS and automatically duplicate Tape after backup has finished

      ‏2012-10-08T11:37:14Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      > MervynVenter wrote:
      > Hi ,
      >
      > The main reason we state that is because the job queues can be cleared when the system is IPL'd, depending on the parameter CLRJOBQ for the CHGIPLA command.
      >
      > We will have the KB doc changed to indicate the above.
      >
      > Thanks
      > Mervyn
      we do it with this "workaround":
      we marked the volume (in the backup-media-controlgroup) for duplication (*YES)

      after SYSTEM backup we have an entry *EXIT:

      SBMJOB CMD(DUPMEDBRM VOL(*SEARCH) SCHMEDCLS(xxxxxx)
      FROMDEV(TAPMLB01) TODEV(TAPMLB01) MEDPCY(xxxxxxx)
      FROMENDOPT(*UNLOAD) MARKDUP(*NO)) JOB(DUPTAP)
      JOBD(QGPL/QBATCH) JOBQ(QGPL/xxxxxxx)

      and it works fine.
  • admin33544
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    Re: BRMS and automatically duplicate Tape after backup has finished

    ‏2012-10-08T11:50:56Z  in response to admin33544
    for me, the named restriction for automatically backup are not traceable and (the automat. duptap for system-backups) should be allowed.
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: BRMS and automatically duplicate Tape after backup has finished

    ‏2012-10-08T17:47:58Z  in response to admin33544
    Hi, we have changed the restriction to state this:

    If the control group is set up to do an IPL after it completes, the automatic duplication job that is submitted may be lost and the duplication will not run if parameter CLRJOBQ for the CHGIPLA command is set to *YES