We use GO SAVE now in which each option 21 etc. has its counterpart in GO RESTORE I think. Option 21 is advertised to get everything except what is listed on the first screen before you adjust the standard options ... you might like to start Save 21 & print the screen listing what is not saved, then cancel the save. ... OS/400, user applications. You can learn a lot by F1 on GO SAVE menu, or move the cursor to the line that has the option that interests you, then do F1. There is a chart some place from IBM that shows what each option does & does not do & what restore you use to recover the opposite. We used to do GO BACKUP until a few years ago. When we switched 400 boxes a few years ago, we used a GO SAVE 21 multi-volume tape on the old box, because the new box had an incompatible tape drive (we used to have a pair of tape drives on the old box) then that was used by our CE to install on the new box with allowance for the fact that some OS/400 details were different on the new box ... basically he installed the different OS/400 stuff on the new box first, then the restore only replaced what was missing from the new box which was mainly our tailoring & our applications. Heaven forbid, we do have to restore something on average of once every few months. Someone deleted a query they thought no one used & they were wrong. Someone took a wrong option on a document & deleted it instead of updating it. New software being tested had results worse than anyone imagined. Yes we can restore individual objects. Restore took a hell of a lot longer for just the one object than save everything, until we learned some stuff about tape drive care & feeding ... tapes processed much faster when tape drive cleaned more often than IBM reccommends & if you use the dual tapes which do not need to be retentioned. > From: email@example.com (Rick Rayburn) > > 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? > > Thanks much. > > Rick Rayburn MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac) BPCS 405 CD Manager / Programmer @ Global Wire Technologies Incorporated http://www.globalwiretechnologies.com = new name same quality wire engineering company: fax # 812-424-6838
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