Hi Brad,

No problem (about the thinking out loud), I think this is interesting.

I don't know what format you're storing the data on the CD with your virtual
tape drive, but if was simply SAVF format in a .zip file, I personally would
have no problem using OS400 facilities to unzip the save file and restore
from that.

However, I can see that it might be a problem for people who simply want to
use RSTLIB or RSTOBJ.

Regards,
Peter Dow
Dow Software Services, Inc.
909 425-0194 voice
909 425-0196 fax


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Jensen" <brad@elstore.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Writing multiple CD volumes for the AS/400?

> The problem is the people who want to restore from the CD to the
> AS/400 using the AS/400 CD drive, instead of the virtual tape
> system drive. You are correct in thinking that you can put the
> compressed CD int he virtual tape system CD drive, read it, and
> the VTS decompresses on the fly and present the information,
> uncompressed, to the AS/400
>
> But you couldn't put a compressed CD int he AS/400's CD drive
> and read it.
>
> Sorry, I'm kind of thinking out loud here.



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