For your option 2, have you considered option 22. System data only
On your GO SAVE menu, cursor on top line save, F1 help for details of 21 and 22 differences.


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Laine, Rogers
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:06 AM
To: 'Midrange-L'
Subject: SYSSAV(Option 21) Media Options


We are running V6.1.0 and have been backing up our system using Option #21 to physical tape media.
The tape is sent offsite each day for use at our remote disaster recovery site(Sungard).
This tape is used to recovery our full system at Sungard when a disaster is declared.
Now management has decided that they no longer want to send this tape offsite for recovery.
One reason is this backup tape has customer data from the application.

Here are options I think may be possible...
Option #1
Continue my daily option#21 but direct my backup to a Windows Server path on our network. If this is possible?
At remote site recover system reading the backup from the Windows Server. May need to FTP backup file to remote site before starting recovery. If this is possible?
Modify option#21 to not include any application data that has customer information.
Run backup directing it to either tape or DVD if it will fit.
This backup would go off site just once until changes to AS400 are made and would be used to recovery base system.
Along with the backup we would backup the security information daily using a Save File and FTP to remote site to be restored after the base restore is finished. This should provide a working system with all updates as it is being done now.

So what are the Pros/Cons for each option and are they doable?
Any other suggestions without spending money for hardware or software?


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