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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:   thomas@inorbit.com [mailto:thomas@inorbit.com]
> Sent:   Thursday, December 20, 2001 10:52 PM
> To:     midrange-l@midrange.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
>
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> Kent, WA 98032
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> Fax  253-872-7904
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