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:

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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.

Operating System Software Hardware
z/VM z/VM V5 (5741-A05) R4, with SFS IBM z Systems™

z/VM V6 (5741-A07) R2, or later, with SFS Tape device supported by CMS and handles a block size of 65,535 bytes

Library for REXX on zSeries (5695-014), or Alternate Library for REXX on zSeries (free download)

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