Integrated Backup and Recovery of Windows Consolidated Servers
This command saves all of the shares that are defined as records on each server that is defined as a member of the QAZLCSAVL file. To configure BRMS to include the QNTC directory, do the following:
1. Enter GO BRMS to view the BRMS main menu.
2. Choose Option 2: Backup.
3. Choose Option 1: Backup planning.
4. Choose Option 5: Work with backup lists.
5. From Work with Backup Lists, choose Option 1 to add a new item to the backup list:
- Use = *BKU
- Type = *LNK
- Text = All integrated servers in directory QNTC
6. From Work with Backup Lists, choose Option 2 to edit ALLQNTC.
- For object name, enter: /QNTC/*
7. Press F3 to return to the Backup Planning menu.
8. Choose Option 2: Work with backup control groups.
9. From Work with Backup Control Groups, choose Option 1 to add a new control group, ALLQNTC. The following group will perform a full backup on Saturday and save only changed files on Sunday through Friday.
- Seq = 10
- Backup Items = ALLQNTC
- List Type = *LNK
- ASP Device = *ALLAVL
- Weekly Activity = IIIIIIF
10. Press F3 to exit and choose Option 1 to save and exit session.
11. When you're ready to start the backup, go to the Backup menu (GO BRMBKU).
12. Choose Option 2: Perform backup.
13. Specify the Control group as ALLQNTC and press enter to submit the backup job.
Since everything should be configured correctly at this point, the required files should be saved and are restorable with their respective recovery application. If files aren't being saved, a few tasks can be performed to diagnose where the failure is occurring.
- Are the servers, directories and files you want saved viewable from QNTC when using WRKLNK? If you cant see the server and shares, then the server may not be configured or communication to the server can't be established.
- Is it really an integrated Windows server? Other Windows, Linux and AIX servers cant be saved even though you may be able to manage those servers in QNTC.
- Can a command be submitted to the Windows server? This proves that the Virtual Ethernet point-to-point connection is active and the user signed on is enrolled to the domain or server.
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