IBM® Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM enables you to back up and restore files and data on z/VM systems – and images of non-z/VM guest systems, such as Linux.
It ensures system and data is available by using simplified facilities for file, minidisks, Shared File System 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.
IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM:
It provides support for:
IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM provides exit points during both backup and restore processing to allow customers to review and modify the data being backed up or restored. This function supports optional data compression and data encryption.
For data compression, two sample routines are included in Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM:
For data encryption, customers can provide their own routines. Using the exit points provided, customers can perform data encryption during backup and data decryption throughout restore operations. Customers can also use routines provided by vendors, such as V/Soft Software's Encrypt/Backup.
Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM runs on hardware that meets the minimum specifications of the supported operating environment. All prerequisites and corequisites for these products apply.
The following materials are available for Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM:
- Publications for Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM V1.3
- Publications for Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM V1.2
- Fact Sheet
Methods to pause a z/VM guest: Optimize the resource utilization of idling servers.
Contains information on the SUSPEND and RESME functions in Linux, which may be useful during backups.
Using z/VM V6.2 Single System Image (SSI) and Live Guest Relocation (LGR).
Chapter 8 discusses Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM in an SSI environment.
How Do IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Back Up z/VM and Linux on System z Environments?
Assists in planning for full system and incremental backup capabilities.
Options for Backing Up and Restoring z/VM and Linux on z Systems (PDF, 865KB) Includes demo scenarios. Email Tracy Dean if you would like the full presentation with screenshots.
IBM Solutions for Managing z/VM and Linux on System z (PDF, 1.41MB),
including demo scenarios.