Part of my concern about a VTL is can it be used as a alternate IPL
device? If not, can it at least be used as an alternate installation
Do you consider two VTL's, a county apart, a complete solution? Our
primary site is in one county, our HA site (which you've visited) is in
Are you totally done with tapes then?
What about the requests for saving this library off to tape and then
delete it from the system? And save the tape indefinitely?
Note: We also use Iron Mountain.
We have multiple lpars saving to the same tape library via fiber SAN. Is
Our largest consumer of tapes is our one Linux lpar. We have three of the
six drives, and half of the 100+ slots, in our tape library dedicated to
that. The sole purpose of this lpar is to run TSM (Tivoli Storage
Manager). Does TSM play well with VTL's? TSM is used to back up PC's and
I assume that BRMS plays well with VTL's, right?