Keep your z/VM data safe and available
Back up and restore files and data on z/VM® systems and images of non-z/VM guest systems such as Linux®. IBM® Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM makes your data available using simplified facilities for files, minidisks, Shared File System (SFS) file spaces and full system data backups and restores. It can perform backup and restore functions more efficiently by optimizing operations for each data type. It also provides a flexible file selection with support for wildcard characters and supports backups to disk, physical tape or virtual tape. It is available as a single offering and as part of IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux.
Expand your options
Provides optional compression services during data backup, and includes exit points for encryption capabilities.
Work with tape and storage
Integrates with IBM Tape Manager for z/VM when backups to physical or virtual tape are required, and complements IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager, which provides file-level backup of Linux data.
Support a range of media and backups
Restores files to mixed media (CMS files to SFS, SFS to CMS; CMS and SFS to virtual reader). Supports file-level backups of z/VM data, image-level of z/VM minidisks and z/VM and Linux DASD volumes.
Modify data being backed up or restored
Use exit points during both backup and restore processing to review and modify the data being backed up or restored. This function supports optional data compression and data encryption.
Use your own data encryption routines
Using exit points provided, perform data encryption during backup and data decryption throughout restore operations. You can also use routines from vendors such as V/Soft Software's Encrypt/Backup.
Gain agility and flexibility
IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.