Managing IBM i File System Backup Sets

When you create a new IBM i file system client, a default backup set is created automatically with 7 pre-defined subclients, which manage backup and restore operations for the client.

You can create additional backup sets to provide a separate administration point for a specific group of subclients.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File Servers.

    THe Overview page appears.

  2. Go to the File servers tab, and then click the file server.

    The IBM i server properties page appears.

  3. In the upper-right area of the page, click the action button action_button, and then click Add backup set.

    The Create new backup set dialog box appears.

  4. In the Name box, enter the backup set name.

  5. From the Plan list, select the plan that the software uses to protect the data.


    To use a Commvault VTL 2.0 library for data storage, select an IBM i Commvault VTL 2.0 plan.

  6. To make the backup set the default, move the Make this the default backupset toggle to the right.

  7. Click Save.


The software creates the backup set with 7 pre-defined subclients (*ALLDLO, *ALLUSR, *CFG, *HST log, *IBM, *LINK, and *SECDTA) along with a DR subclient.

Diagram 1. A mapping of the subclients to parts of the IBM i system.


What to Do Next

Create subclients for the data that you want to protect.