iSeries unattended backup

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Backup
CL Program
IBM iSeries
I found a while back a CL program that can run in QCTL to ran an iSeries unattended backup, I tried it but the program hanged up. Have you seen any CL programs that can run an iSeries unattended backup?

Software/Hardware used:
Iseries v6.R1

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Check out the Run Backup (RUNBCKUP) command.  It works with the library controls found in EDTBCKUPL.  This allows you to specify which libraries will be backed up daily, weekly, monthly or never.  It give you a lot of control over your backup.

The system automatically adds a library to this list when it is created and flags it for daily backup.  When a library is deleted, the system removes if from the list.

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  • Splat
    What sort of backup are you trying to run in QCTL.  There are any number of different ways you can save the information on your system.
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  • pdraebel
    We use BRMS to take unattended Backups and that works fine. In case you want to launch your unattended backup in QCTL be aware that once you are in restricted mode you can run only one job in QCTL. So your Backup would run in Batch in QCTL, but there will be no room for a console session.
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  • WoodEngineer
    We use a CL program to run an unattended backup.  It is launched by the job scheduler and runs under QSYSOPR.  We are not using BRMS.
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  • Krttrs
    Like  WoodEngineer, we use the job scheduler

    Set it up with System i Navigator / OpsNav ( or whatever it is called now )

    Open navigator
    click your system name to display folders
    click Backup in left pane
    click Policies
    Double click Daily Policies in right pane
    set it up

    If you click the "Advanced Settings" in the "WHAT" tab, you can define an Exit program.
    Our company does this to keep a backup log

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  • WoodEngineer
    Sorry . . . I did not intend that answer for the Answer Wiki.
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  • pdraebel
    I was assuming "UNATTENDED" Backup was a full Backup of the system with the system in Restricted State.
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  • Ricky1234
    Here you go...

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1015176
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  • gevans64
    I have created a simple backup that runs a full unattended system save from the job scheduler . it runs in QCTL and shuts down the system to a restricted state then runs a SAVSYS *NONSYS etc and  finally IPL's to bring the system back up.Its a bit fiddly but does not cost a penny !!!!
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  • excellentrandy
    BRMS is one of your best option. Also, JOB SCHEDULER can do unattended backup! 
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