Rick, Yes, option 21 will save all data on your system except for spool files. It is what you want to do, probably twice. This tape would be all that is needed for a full recovery. SAVSYS may be old, but it is still there and works just fine. Option 22 does more than a SAVSYS, and performs the equivalent of SAVSYS, plus some IBM-supplied directories and a 'SAVLIB *IBM'. Before beginning, it probably would benefit you to review the procedures for a system restore. Check the 'Backup and Recovery Manual' for your release. It is very well spelled out there. You shouldn't need it, but for planning purposes I always want to plan in a recovery window, just so I know how long the system will be unavailable in the event of a full restore. Regards, Andy Nolen-Parkhouse > Referring to the GO SAVE operations menu...we are trying to back up both > our > system and application - based data in preparation of a disc drive > replacement. > > Does the "ENTIRE SYSTEM" option (21) save both system stuff (e.g. usrprf, > authority, config) as well as system and user libraries? > > If, heaven forbid, a restore situation arises, can all of the appropriate > commands (e.g. rstaut, rstconfig, rstusrprf, rstlib, rstobj, rstdoc, etc.) > be executed from that tape without any extra considerations? > > Does option 22, Save System data, perform the equivalent of the old > SAVSYS? > If not, what option on this menu does? > > Rick Rayburn > > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing > list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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