This is a multi-part message in MIME format. -- I only run it before 'major' software changes. I run a daily backup (incremental) and full on Saturday. "Norbut, Jim" wrote: > I run the FULL save once a month.....makes me (and more importantly...my > boss <g>) sleep better at night. > It might be overkill.....but better safe than sorry. > > How often do other people run it ? > > Jim Norbut > Systems Administrator > Grubb & Ellis Company > Phone (847) 753-7620 > Fax (847) 753-9854 > > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 10:52 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: RE: Probably very easy, Newbie question > > 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/ > > _______________________________________________ > 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. > _______________________________________________ > 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-Lemail@example.com > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. -- Content-Description: Card for Jeffry Kennedy [ jkennedy.vcf of type text/x-vcard deleted ] --
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