How do you "verify a backup?"
Insure the tape is readable?
DSPTAP to *OUTFILE and verify everything on the system is on the tape?
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Jerry C. Adams<midrange@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm surprised at you! I would have thought that you would have tested your
> A few years ago I had an auditor who, in an attempt to find something
> negative to put in the audit letter, asked me if I had tested my backup.
> Sure, I replied. Okay, well, do your verify every night's backup? BRMS,
> which I didn't use, might have something to satisfy an auditor; I didn't so
> I had to write my own. Made him happy.
> Jerry C. Adams
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> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:23 AM
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Subject: BRMS *SAVSYS - Media share
> I stumbled across this on page 127 of "Backup, Recovery, and Media Services
> for i"
> "A backup control group with the *SAVSYS special value must specify *NO in
> the Shared media field of the media class."
> The media class I use is ULTRIUM2, which has Shared media *YES. Is this
> telling me the backups I have been doing for 7+ years with BRMS are not
> usable to recover the system?
> The tape drives are 3581-028 used in library mode.
> Jeff Crosby
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