VM HIDRO multiple backups concurrently

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Article ID: 224047

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Products

CA VM:Backup for z/VM CA VM:Backup High-Speed Disaster Recovery Option (HiDRO)

Issue/Introduction

I know that there is a way for VMBACKUP to run multiple (up to 4) backups concurrently. I would like to know if VM:HIDRO has the same capability. I have read about DUPLICATE but this is ran after a HIDRO backup is complete. Is there a parameter in the backup script that will tell HIDRO to make 2 or more copies concurrently? If it can, will it generate 2 or more RESTFILES for each backup?

Environment

Release : 2.7

Component : CA VM:Backup HiDRO

Resolution

HiDRO has no facility for creating multiple/concurrent copies of backup jobs. 

DUPLICATE is the only documented way to create backup job copies … after the fact.

Additional Information

You can find additional information for the DUPlicate command in the following manual - 

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/traditional-management/ca-vm-backup-for-z-vm-hidro-component/2-8/command-reference/duplicate-operation/duplicate-command-format.html