Savsys doesnt do Savlib(*IBM)
If you do option 21/22/23 and F1 they explain the CL code that
it actually runs.

I've just written a CL EOD rtn to do the same
backup steps that are covered by IBM's 23, Alluser data,
including dir's,flrs,etc - comes from their
"Are you saving the right stuff?" paper.

I do some other stuff in it as well, so it was a bit
more flexable than relying on IBM's std options of the
"Go Backup" menu.

All seems to work fine. I also included an SMTP email msg
send to "IT DEPT" based on MAILTOOL from BVSTOOLS.

Saves me having to remeber to manually check if all OK.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Friday, 7 December 2001 16:59
Subject: RE: GO SAVE operations



Can I just confirm that the SAVSYS command DOES NOT do a SAVLIB(*IBM) ? I
know option 22 does, but we have a backup and media utility (written in
house) that uses the SAVSYS command in it's weekly and monthly backups. We
only use the GO SAVE menu options for things like full saves immediately
prior to an upgrade.

We were having this discussion the other day, specifically whether we
needed to a SAVLIB(*IBM) after the SAVSYS or not.


Adam Driver
Technical Consultant
Kaz Computer Services
Level 7, 66 Wentworth Ave
Surry Hills, Sydney    NSW   2010
Phone : + 61 2 9844 0386

----- Forwarded by Adam Driver/Sydney/KAZ/AU on 07/12/01 04:25 PM -----

                    Nolen-Parkhouse"          To:
                    <aparkhouse@mediaon       cc:
          >                    Subject:     RE: GO SAVE
                    Sent by:

                    07/12/01 02:12 AM
                    Please respond to


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

Andy Nolen-Parkhouse

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