We run the FULL system once a month also. A copy of the LAST FULL system save is held on site, with the original being sent off site. The last 7 years of monthly system saves are saved. We also do a FULL system save each week-end, with SAVCHGOBJ and SAVSECDTA each night. I can see a few raised eyebrows with exclamation points appearring above peoples head. I come from a mainframe background, working in a savings and loan. During the S & L debacle of the 80's, we had to produce data from each month-end for the past n years. It was then that we realized, a full system save would have been the best approach, rather than taking data from these sets of tapes, with thge operating system being on anothe set of tapes, realizing that the 3rd reel cannot be read etc. Overkill - most definitely. Am I confident during our semi- annual disaster recovery tests, you bet (still apprehensive though) >>> "Norbut, Jim" <Jim.Norbut@Grubb-Ellis.com> 12/21/01 09:37AM >>> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 10:52 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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-Lemail@example.com 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-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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