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Currently, even with BRMS cloud storage solution, full system recovery fore IBM i is not achievable 100%completely via network. You need to load LIC and OS initially from some type of physical device like tape or DVD drive and then restore rest from the network. It will be great if BRMS and/or IBMi native commands can create full system backup on bootable iso image, or at least enable the creation of bootable iso image for LIC and OS only, which can be used to boot from the network. The image repository can be any NFS or FTP/SFTP server, which can host the bootable image created via full system backup. So the potential recovery scenario would be: 1. D mode IPL from VIOS virtual image I_BASE_01 2. In DST define TCP/IP configuration for remote system containing the bootable Full backup image/s 3. Select alternative installation device to be the network interface 4. Select the bootable network image 5. Restore LIC, OS and rest of the system completely using the network.
This will allow IBMi to be completely recovered from the network without the need of using any physical media.
Full system recovery via network, without the need of physical media to load LIC and OS initially.
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