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IBM i File System Agent Subclient Properties (DR Configuration)

Use this dialog box to configure the IBM i 1-Touch Disaster Recovery options for a subclient

Temporary directory for virtual DVD images

The full path that is located on the IFS file system where the software can create the DVD catalog image.

DVD Image file format

This field is optional.

Specify the format of the DVD image name. You can include information such as the date and time in the name.

You can use the following special characters in the name:

Character

Definition

%C

The image name includes the short host name

%y

The image name includes the last 2 digits of the year, such as "18".

%Y

The image name includes the 4 digits of the year, such as "2018".

%m

The image name includes the2 digits of the month, such as "12".

%d

The image name includes the 2 digits of the day, such as "30".

%H

The image name includes the 2 digits of the hour, such as "20".

%M

The image name includes the 2 digits of the minute, such as "35".

%J

The image name includes the job id.

If you do not specify a value, then the software uses the following format:

%C_%J_<image_sequence>

Examples

The following example shows the software default name. In the following example, the short host name is MYIBMI and the job ID is 19989.

MYIBMI_19989_0001

MYIBMI_19989_0002

In the following example, the specified format is DR_%C_%y%m%d_, the short host name is MYIBMI and the date is 180101.

DR_MYIBMI_180101_0001

DR_MYIBMI_180101_0002

Abort DR backup if running than (minutes)

The time in minutes that the DR backup job can run. This is the maximum time that the IBM i client machine can be kept in a restricted state.

Note: When this time period expires, the software aborts the job and starts all of the subsystems. When you set this value, add the following times together to get the proper value:

  • The maximum time that the IBM I client can be kept in a restricted state
  • If specified, the maximum time that a restricted state program takes

Notify Users

Select this check box to notify users that the system will be suspended.

Delay mins before restricted mode

The number of minutes the system waits before it changes to the restricted mode.

Notification message

The message that the software sends to users.

Note: Use the ## parameter to indicate the time in minutes. for example, "The system will shut down in ## minutes".

Command to bring the system into restricted state

This is an optional field. If you leave this field blank, the software will end the subsystems with *IMMED when you initiate a backup for this subclient.

Specify the command that the software uses to set the IBMi LPAR to a restricted state. Use the following format:

<Library_Name>/<Command_Name> <parameters…>

Note: The command must be allowed to run the ALLOW parameter that is set to “*EXEC”.

Example

Use the following format to bring the subsystem down in a controlled manner.

QSYS/ENDSBS SBS(*ALL) OPTION(*CNTRLD) DELAY(300)

Use the following format to specify a program object. Use the IBM i system command “CALL” to specify it as command.

To execute the LIB1/PGM1 program with arguments ARG1 and ARG2.

CALL PGM(LIB1/PGM1) PARM(ARG1 ARG2)

Program to execute while the system is in restricted state

This is an optional field.

The full path to the program the software runs after the DVD catalog images are created and before the system returns from the suspended state.

Run custom startup program

The full path to the program that starts the subsystems.

Note: Leave this field blank to use the start-up program that is specified in the IBM i client’s system value QSTRUPPGM to start the subsystems and services. If you specify any custom startup program, then the subsystems and services start according to the specified program. If you selected the option to perform the IPL after the backup, then the system value QSTRUPPGM is updated with the custom start-up program.

Last modified: 9/14/2018 3:11:57 PM