On Thu, 20 December 2001, Jill Grine wrote: > I was attempting to backup up the whole system on a bimonthly > basis. Keep in mind that a FULL system save may be rarely needed, perhaps semi-annually or even less frequently. This may only be needed after release upgrades, adding new licensed program products, significant PTF activity, etc. If the system is stable, more normal user library and directory backups, plus SAVSECDTA and SAVCFG possibly into savefiles in a "user" library, should be sufficient on a regular basis. (Daily SAVSECDTA and SAVCFG into online savefiles can be very handy in some circumstances, giving near immediate access while taking little space.) Using SAVCHGOBJ daily then gives useful recovery options. Just be sure to have a couple separated copies of the full system save, preferably on media from two different vendors or at the least from two different batches of tape to prevent possible bad batches from ruining both copies. And maybe even a SAVSTG set as well -- this can come in handy sometimes for fast recovery if the recovery procedure is understood. (I've seen it save a system even when recovery was _not_ understood -- i.e., the first time I had to rely on it.) Tom Liotta -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.400Security.com ___________________________________________________ The ALL NEW CS2000 from CompuServe Better! Faster! More Powerful! 250 FREE hours! Sign-on Now! http://www.compuserve.com/trycsrv/cs2000/webmail/
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