Performing an IBM i 1-Touch Disaster Recovery Operation

You can recover to the same system or duplicate the system.


If you duplicate the system, to avoid network issues on the source system, verify that the TCP/IP configuration is updated.

The operation creates a job that copies the DVD images and restores the data.

The software starts the DVD copy job (the status shows running) and places the restore job in a suspended state.

When the DVD copy job completes, the software sends an email notification. Use the DVD images to restore the minimum OS by following the IBM manual, and then restore the Commvault libraries.


The Virtual Image files created during the DR process are in UDF format. You can use any software to burn the physical DVD media that supports UDF image format. The typical number of DVDs is between 5 to 7. The actual number depends on your system size.

After you restore the operating system and network, go to the CommCell Console and resume the suspended job.

For more information about restoring to a new client, see Adding an Additional IBM i Server.

Before You Begin

  • Verify and update the TCP/IP configuration.


    If the TCP/IP configuration changes, you must stop and restart the Commvault services.

  • Verify that the IASPs are properly configured.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Protect > Servers > IBM_i_Server.

  2. In the upper-right, click Disaster Recovery.

    The Disaster Recovery page appears.

  3. From the Destination client list, choose the destination IBM i server for the restore.

  4. From the User data backupset list, choose the backup set (for user data) of the source IBM i server.

  5. From the DR backup job to recover list, choose a DR backup performed on the source IBM i server.

  6. From the Client to restore DVD images list, choose the file system server to restore the DVD images.

    The file system client computer can be a Linux access node, IHOST, or VIOS.

  7. In the Destination path to store DVD images box, enter the path for storing the DVD images.


    The client computer must have enough disk space to store the DVDs that the software creates as part of the recovery operation. If there is not enough disk space, then the job aborts and the DVDs become invalid.

  8. In the Copy precedence for restore jobs list, enter the number of the copy that you want to restore.

    To pick the primary copy, enter 0.

  9. To write the list of objects restored to an output file, enter the path to the physical file object.

    For example, library_name/physical_file_name.

  10. To restore the spooled data file, select the Restore SPLFTDA check box.

  11. Click Submit.

What to Do Next