IBM i File System Agent 1-Touch Disaster Recovery Using Commvault VTL Overview

You can perform an IBM i DR backup by using the Commvault Virtual Tape Library (VTL), and recover a failed IBM i computer from the primary or the secondary backup copies.

The Commvault predefined workflows automate several steps in the process.

The disaster recovery process secures the information from the client backup, and then uses the information to recreate the client environment.

Key Features

Recovery of LIC (Licensed Internal Code), Operating System, and System Data from DR Backup Tapes

Recovery of LIC, operating system, and system data from DR backup tapes generated during DR backup through CommvaultVTL.

Recovery of User Data

You can recover the latest user data when the recovered operating system is running.

Cross-Hardware Restore

You can perform cross-hardware restores with the following limitations:

  • You can restore across machines or LPARs that have the same CPU architecture.

  • The target system ASP must be the same size or larger than the source disk.

  • The target system must have the same IASP set and they must be the same size or larger than the source disk.



A computer that runs the IBM i operating system and is configured as a proxy client on the CommCell Console.


A physical or virtual machine that is separate from the IBM i file system agent client. The proxy communicates with the IBM i file system agent client to facilitate the data movement from the client to the backup media.

See the Glossary for the full set of terms.