• Subject: Re: Backup Policy
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 00:49:59 -0400

Unless I'm very much mistaken (credits to Murray Walker here - for all you 
F1 fans  ;-)    ) you can restore to any system as long as you have at 
least the same number of disk drives as the source system, and they are of 
teh same or higher capacity than the drives you saved.  You need to be a 
little careful as there are some issues with the configuration restore 
(see backup & Recovery manual for restoring a SAVSTG backup to a different 
system).  I used SAVSTG tapes to do a system replacement recently (both 
model 170's), but in that case the disk configuration was identical on the 
source and target systems.

Neil Palmer      DPS Data Processing Services Canada Ltd.
50 Acadia Avenue, Ste.102                   AS/400~~~~~
Markham, Ontario, Canada.   ____________          ___  ~ 
Phone:(905) 474-4890 x303   |OOOOOOOOOO| ________  o|__||= 
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Kevin H <kevinh@KMTCINC.NET>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
2001/04/24 23:36
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If memory serves correctly,
(1)
used to be that a savstg had to go back to the machine it came from.
If I am incorrect on that,
it at least had to go back to a machine of the same hardware 
configuration.
(2)
you cannot do a partial restore (eg, one file or library),
it is all or nothing..
And, realistically, how often do you restore the entire machine  VS  a
partial restore..

IMHO

kevin

At 10:50 PM 4/24/2001, you wrote:
>For a complete disaster recovery (some restrictions on the disk config on
>the system config you restore on) run a SAVSTG.
>
>Neil Palmer      DPS Data Processing Services Canada Ltd.
>50 Acadia Avenue, Ste.102                   AS/400~~~~~
>Markham, Ontario, Canada.   ____________          ___  ~
>Phone:(905) 474-4890 x303   |OOOOOOOOOO| ________  o|__||=
>Cell.:(416) 565-1682 x303   |__________|_|______|_|______)
>Fax:  (905) 474-4898         oo      oo   oo  oo   OOOo=o\
>mailto:NeilP@DPSlink.com  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>http://www.DPSlink.com     iSeries 400  The Ultimate Business Server
>
>
>
>
>
>D.BALE@handleman.com
>Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
>2001/04/24 18:36
>Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
>
>
>         To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>         cc:
>         Subject:        Re: Backup Policy
>
>
>Dang.  I knew I should'a qualified that.  Well, who cares about the bean
>counters, anyway, eh?  <g>
>
>What do you do about the contents of >*JOBQs, *USRQs, *DTAQs, *MSGQs etc
>???
>
>How about the jobs on the job scheduler?
>
>Dan Bale
>IT - AS/400
>Handleman Company
>248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
>D.Bale@Handleman.com
>   Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
>   (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)
>
>-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
> > A "SAVE 21" is the best you can do for backing up the AS/400.  It gets
> > *everything*.  If all your DASD suffered a meltdown, your "SAVE 21"
>backup
>  and
> > your MULIC tape/CD puts you back in business.
>
>*Almost* everything.  The contents of Queues are *NOT* Saved.  Restore
>from these tapes and those )^)(*^%% accountants will NOT have all the
>reports they have been saving out there for months and months. Also
>*JOBQs, *USRQs, *DTAQs, *MSGQs etc will come back MT.
>
>If you really want the contents of these things to be saved you must put
>those contents somplace else (such as in a DB file.)
>
>   - Larry
>
>D.BALE@handleman.com wrote:
> >
> > Jim,
> >
> > (Disaster Recovery is obviously much more complicated than that, but
>this
>  was
> > specifically answering the "backup policy" question.)
> >
> > Dan Bale
> > IT - AS/400
> > Handleman Company
> > 248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
> > D.Bale@Handleman.com
>
>--
>Larry Bolhuis           | Cogito ergo mercari iSeries
>Arbor Solutions, Inc.   |
>(616) 451-2500          |               (I think, therefore I buy
>iSeries.)
>(616) 451-2571 -fax     |
>lbolhuis@arbsol.com     |        #3  1951-2001
>
>
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