Out of curiosity, why don't you get a piece of high availability software?
One of my clients is using Vision, and in order to stem the onslaught of
save, ftp, and restore requests, they worked a deal with Vision to put the
replication software on each machine. It's not the full blown scenario for
failover protection, just what is needed to replicate various libraries on
an ad hoc basis.
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:04 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: replicate PROD iseries box to distant TEST box cross-country
We are separating our PROD & TEST boxes geographically.
There is approx 30 gig of data & objects to copy.
People in my organization are convinced that tape is the only method given
the data volume. But tape is cumbersome; takes several days to transport,
tapes go missing, must be logged out, logged-in, etc.
What other strategies should be considered?
Would the following work well (FTP instead of tape transport)?
1) PROD: SAVLIB to *SAVF
2) ARP-ZIP to compress *SAVF
3) FTP from iseries PROD box to distant TEST box
4) RSTLIB to TEST box
Is it possible that 30 gig could be moved in a few hours? Or is that
Any suggestions such as further details or better ideas?
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