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4. In the New Media Pool Based on window (Figure 8-9), enter a name and description for
the media pool.
Note that you only select the Share media across systems option if you are in a BRMS
network. When complete, click OK.
Figure 8-9 Creating a new media pool
5. You return to the Media Pools window shown in Figure 8-8. Press F5 to refresh the
window.
6. Repeat this procedure until you create all your media pools.
8.7 Adding media to the pool
You now have a media pool and want to add media to it.
8.7.1 Adding media using a tape library device
To add media using a tape library device, follow these steps:
1. In iSeries Navigator, select Backup, Recovery and Media Services-> Media-> Tape
Volumes. Right-click Tape Volumes and select Add. See Figure 8-10.
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Figure 8-10 Selecting the option to add media
2. On the Welcome wizard window that opens, click Next.
3. In the Add Media - Select Media Pool window (Figure 8-11), select the pool that you
created. Click Next.
Figure 8-11 Add Media - Select the Media Pool window
4. In this example, there is a tape library device. On the Add Media - Display Media Library
Volumes window (Figure 8-12), select Yes and choose a library device if you have more
than one. Click Next.
Note: If you select a pool that does not have a library device, the next window does not
appear. Then you must manually add tape volumes.
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Figure 8-12 Add Media - Display Media Library Volumes window
5. After you physically insert your volumes, you can take advantage of the library. On the Add
Media - Specify Media Library Category window (Figure 8-13), select All inserted
volumes, which is the default (for example, those with the Category INSERTED). Click
Next.
Figure 8-13 Add Media - Specify Media Library Category window
6. On the Add Media - Select Media Library volumes window (Figure 8-14), select each
volume to add and click Add.
Figure 8-14 Add Media - Select Media Library Volumes window
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7. The new volumes should be initialized. On the Add Media - Initialize Volumes window
(Figure 8-15), select the volumes to initialize if required. Click Next.
Figure 8-15 Add Media - Initialize Volumes window
8. On the Add Media - Summary window (Figure 8-16), review the summary details. If you
change your mind about some of the details, you may click Back to change them. Since
you are done adding media, click Finish.
Figure 8-16 Add Media - Summary window
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8.7.2 Removing media
To remove volumes from BRMS, follow these steps as shown in Figure 8-17:
1. Select Backup, Recovery and Media Services-> Media-> Tape Volumes.
2. Right-click Tape volumes and select Remove Backup, Recovery and Media Services->
Media-> Tape Volumes. Right-click Tape Volumes and select Remove.
3. Confirm the removal.
Figure 8-17 Removing media
8.7.3 Manually adding media
Adding volumes manually is essentially the same as adding them using a media library. The
difference is that this time, you select
No for a media library.
Note: Volumes do not have to exist when you add them. However, BRMS assumes that
they exist in the location specified.

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