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IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM provides the ability to efficiently and effectively backup and restore files and data

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-039
February 22, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
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At a glance

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM R1:

  • Ensures system and data availability via easy-to-use facilities for individual and full system data backups and restores
  • Performs backup and restore functions more efficiently by optimizing operations for each data type
  • Provides flexible file selection with support for wildcard characters
  • Supports file restores to mixed media formats (CMS files can be restored to SFS, SFS to CMS, and CMS and SFS to virtual reader)

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM® R1 provides z/VM system administrators and operators the ability to efficiently and effectively backup and restore files and data on z/VM systems. Source files and data can be CMS and non-CMS format and the target media can be DASD or tape. Backup and Restore Manager's full flexibility is apparent in its ability to do full physical and logical backup and restore operations with support for inclusion and exclusion of files, user IDs, and so on.

Administration functions of Backup and Restore Manager are divided into three levels of authorization: Administrator, Operator, and Tape Operator. Each of these user types can be defined with different authorizations and scope.

More information about Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM can be found at


 
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Key prerequisites

z/VM V4.3, or later
 
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Planned availability date

April 29, 2005
 
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Description

Critical to the business of running a z/VM production system is the ability to backup and restore files and full systems. Backing up data requires moving data from a source media, such as CMS files on DASD, to a target media, such as tape. IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM helps administrators and operators meet this daily requirement more effectively and efficiently.

Backup and Restore Manager includes both an easy-to-use full screen interface, to support ad-hoc backups as needed, and a command interface that allows administrators to automate the process of daily backups. Both backup and restore processing preserves all file metadata (time stamps, file mode number, and so on).

As backups are performed for each data type, an appropriate data handler (a Backup and Restore Manager routine to package [dump] data for backup and to restore [load] previously packaged data) is automatically called for each file or set of files to create the "backup stream." The backup stream is then dumped to the target storage media. For each supported data type, a pair of data handlers is provided: one to dump source data to storage media and one to load packaged data to a target media type. The backup stream created by the data handlers is in a "media agnostic" format, conceptually similar to "ZIP" or "tar" format. Currently, Backup and Restore Manager provides data handlers to support three z/VM source data types:

  1. CMS minidisk (EDF) file systems
  2. CMS SFS file systems
  3. Image dumps of CKD media

In addition, files can be restored to a virtual reader. This design, based on data handlers, allows the data packaging to be optimized for each data type.

Support for SFS includes a filespace-by-filespace backup and restore of all SFS object types: filespaces, directories, base files, aliases, and external objects. All object metadata (ownership, access permissions, and multiple time stamps) is also preserved. SFS object selection can be based on directory path, file name, file type, and file mode number and includes wildcard support. Backup and Restore Manager provides increased flexibility by allowing SFS objects that have been backed up to be restored to their original file pools or to other locations, such as:

  • Alternate file pools and/or file spaces
  • A CMS minidisk (base files only, without the original access permissions)
  • The virtual reader (without the original access permissions)

If errors are detected during backup processing, fail-over options include the ability to switch from dumping CMS files to dumping an image of the CKD media.

Moving the backup stream to the target media or restoring it from the target media is also done by separate media drivers, depending on the storage media. Thus, CMS files can be copied to tape just as easily as CKD images can be copied to DASD, or vice versa. Supported target media include:

  • Any tape device supported by CMS that supports a block size of 65,535 bytes.
  • Twin tapes, which is similar to the tape support above, but generates tapes as logically identical pairs, a process which is sometimes referred to as tape duplexing. This provides convenient production of duplicate backup tape sets (for example, one for on-site retention, one for off-site storage).
  • A CMS file on any currently accessed CMS minidisk or SFS directory, regardless of the underlying media, such as CKD or FBA DASD.

In addition to the data handlers and media drivers, Backup and Restore Manager includes utility routines that provide rapid copy and comparison of duplicated CMS minidisks and full-volume DASD extents. These routines allow the systems programmer or administrator to copy data from one extent to another, with post-copy verification, from the command prompt or from within a REXX routine.

As part of the backup job definition, a set of definitions can be specified that include or exclude files based on a variety of criteria, including:

  • Filename, filetype, or filemode number

  • For minidisk-resident data:

    • Real DASD volume label
    • Owner ID
    • Extent size (for example, ">," "<," or "=" nnnnn cylinders)

  • For SFS data:

    • File pool name
    • File space (owner) name
    • Directory path

Backup and Restore Manager provides basic tape support using the CMS native tape I/O subsystem, thus supporting any tape device supported by z/VM. A standard VOL1 label is required on all tapes used for backup and restore. For those customers who have a significant dependency on tape-based backup, IBM Tape Manager for z/VM (5697-J08) should be used in conjunction with Backup and Restore Manager to provide comprehensive tape management facilities for z/VM systems. Tapes created during backup operations can be managed more effectively using Tape Manager, including access control. In addition, Tape Manager can help you:

  • Control the allocation of tape devices for backup operations
  • Mount tapes automatically when performing backups

For more information on Tape Manager for z/VM, refer to Software Announcement 205-036 , dated February 22, 2005.

Administration functions of Backup and Restore Manager are divided into three levels of authorization: Administrator, Operator, and Tape Operator. Each of these user types can be defined with different authorizations and scope. For example, the Administrator might install and configure Backup and Restore Manager, define backup jobs, and select resources for backup; the Operator might schedule and initiate backup processing for routine operations; and the Tape Operator might receive media mount requests and deal with other tape media status information.

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM offers z/VM installations the ability to more effectively and efficiently backup and restore their z/VM files and systems, including image backups of non-z/VM guest systems.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM R1 is capable as of April 29, 2005, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at

Engine-based Value Unit pricing

Engine-based Value Unit pricing for Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM R1 is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.

There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which Backup and Restore Manager R1 has already been installed.

Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM R1 is running. This no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.

Subscription and Support is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-039

Trademarks

 
z/VM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

Other than the Program Directory, no hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

Displayable softcopy publications

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM® R1 manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form as PDF files. The displayable manuals are available on the product Web site

and via the IBM Publications Center


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM R1 will operate on any hardware that supports the prerequisite software. In addition, Backup and Restore Manager R1 supports backup to any tape device supported by CMS that handles a block size of 65,535 bytes.

Software requirements

All prerequisites and corequisites for these products apply.

The products listed here are supported only while service is available for those products.

Backup and Restore Manager R1 requires one of the following:

  • z/VM V4 (5739-A03) R3, or later
  • z/VM V5 (5741-A05) R1, or later

Planning information

Packaging: Backup and Restore Manager R1 is delivered on one VMSES/E installable tape. A Program Directory and one copy of the License Information (LI) document is also included in the package. All other publications are provided in softcopy format on the product Web site

and via the IBM Publications Center

Security, auditability, and control

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

Program                            Value Unit
number      Program name           Exhibit
 
5697-J06    Backup and Restore     VUE021
             Manager

For each IBM eServer zSeries® IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms

Value Unit exhibit VUE021

Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table.

            Engines   Engines   Value Units
Level       minimum   maximum   per engine
 
Base         1         3        10
Tier A       4         6         9
Tier B       7         9         8
Tier C      10        12         7
Tier D      13        16         6
Tier E      17        20         5
Tier F      21        25         4
Tier G      26         +         3

The program number, 5697-J06, is used for licensing Backup and Restore Manager. You must specify the number of engine-based Value Units for the number of engines required as calculated by the Value Unit pricer.

When ordering Backup and Restore Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard engines (CPs) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390® server.

When ordering Backup and Restore Manager to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL engines on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server.

When ordering Backup and Restore Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) and IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server.

The maximum number of engines for a single server to be used to calculate Value Units should not be more than:

Quantity

IFL       Standard
engines   engines    For each server
 
 1         2         S/390 Multiprise(R) 3000 (7060)
 7        10         S/390 Parallel Enterprise
                      Server (9672) Generation 5
11        12         S/390 Parallel Enterprise
                      Server (9672) Generation 6
 3         4         zSeries 800 (2066)
 4         0         zSeries Offering for Linux(TM)
                      (2066-0FL)
15        16         zSeries 900 (2064)
 4         4         zSeries 890 (2086)
32        32         zSeries 990 (2084)

Order z/VM SDO through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order zSeries software upgrades. This now includes z/VM. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders for z/VM SDOs. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensure any corequisite or prerequisite or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Internet delivery of z/VM SDO licensed products through ShopzSeries

z/VM SDO licensed products for z/VM V4.4 and z/VM V5.1 are now eligible for Internet delivery using the ShopzSeries Web site. The z/VM base operating system cannot be delivered using Internet delivery of ShopzSeries.

Orders for Backup and Restore Manager must use one of the z/VM SDO packaged offerings:

  • Program number 5739-A04 for z/VM V4.4

    or

  • Program number 5741-A06 for z/VM V5.1

To order, specify the SDO program number, the Backup and Restore Manager program number, and the feature of the desired distribution medium. Also, specify the one-time charge (OTC) feature and the quantity desired. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option.

Program name: Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, OTC

Program PID: 5697-J06

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S011L19      Backup and Restore   Use-based OTC per
              Manager              Value Unit

Program name: Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, media

Program PID: 5697-J06

Entitlement
identifier   Description
 
S011L1B      3480 or 3590 Tape

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM is eligible for On/Off CoD with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on processor engines per day usage.

Program name: Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, OTC

Program PID: 5697-J06

Entitlement                      License option/
identifier   Description         pricing metric
 
S011L19      Backup and Restore  Basic OTC,
              Manager             Processor-day TUC

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the support program number, media feature number, and the entitlement entity MMID number.

IBM is providing Subscription and Support for this product via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

To decline Subscription and Support, specify the program number and the Decline (no-charge) option.

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J13

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S011L16      Backup and Restore   1 Value Unit
              Manager S&S

Orderable                     Distribution
supply ID:     Language       medium
 
S011L17        English        Hardcopy memo

 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

This product is licensed under the IPLA, the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6312) which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

  • Your entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for either standard or IFL engines.
  • When ordering Backup and Restore Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard engines (CPs) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server.
  • When ordering Backup and Restore Manager to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL engines on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server.
  • When ordering Backup and Restore Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) and IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server.

Software Maintenance applies: No

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

IBM eServer iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6611, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at

Select "United States" and then click on "IBMLink 2000."

Program name: Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM
Program PID: 5697-J06

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S011L19      Backup and Restore   Value Units
              Manager              (Engine based)

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J13

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S011L16      Backup and Restore   Value Units
              Manager S&S          (Engine based)

On/Off CoD: 5697-J06

Entitlement                       License Option/
identifier   Description          Pricing Metric
 
S011L19      Backup and Restore   Basic OTC, Per
              Manager              Processor-day TUC

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
iSeries, Electronic Service Agent, and IBMLink are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, z/VM, zSeries, S/390, Multiprise, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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