Looking at Debbie's presentation from the last Common...

ASYNCBRING Parameter Added to Save Object (SAV) Command Command
– Brings Objects into Memory Asynchronously
– May Improve IFS Save Performance
 PTFs for 6.1 and 7.1
 Very Good Performance Improvement for Most Customers
 For Details see BRMS Website:


On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:04 PM, Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>

What kind of tape drive?

Does the tape share a controler with the disks?

What disks?

Average size of the documents?

How are you saving? If not in restricted state, look at the memory
assigned to the subsystem..

Where in the IFS? (Not QDLS I hope)

What release of the OS?

All of the above are factors...

I'd recommend taking a look at IBM i backup guru Debbie Saugen's
presentation "Tips and Techniques for Shrinking Backup/Recovery Windows on
IBM i"


On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM, Stone, Joel <Joel.Stone@xxxxxxxxxx>

We are currently using a document management system (Webdocs) that stores
docs on the iseries IFS.

We have 15 million docs spread across 50 folders. It takes over 24 hours
to back up the IFS onto tape on v5r4.

Is there a faster method to backup IFS to tape on the iseries?

Will v7r1 provide a faster backup product or service?

We need a method that will allow individual restores of objects, so
SAVSTG probably wouldn't help.

Any other ideas to speed up the backup?


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