Just a word of warning...

When backing up this way. Don't back up the system or program files, just
the data. To the best of my knowledge (which tends to be quite good) you
can't just restore files to a system and expect it to work. Some files have
to be in certain places on the disk drive to work properly.

Just back up the data, that is what people consider the most important. If
you also want fast recovery from a disk crash on the PC, use a utility
designed for that such as Norton Ghost or other similar utilities. Then you
can create a "base install" and then from there add in the "specialty"

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Nelson [mailto:p_nelson-br@pop.inil.com]
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 4:08 PM
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: Automated backup to the IFS

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I've got a client (a construction company) who wants to use an old 400 for a
sort of "hot site" backup for his production 820. The old machine is at the
same level as the 820, but has a lot less memory & DASD. We've developed a
mechanism for saving this season's data over to the old machine, and It's
working fine.

He also wants to use the old machine to hold the images of his PC hard
drives as insurance against failure on those devices. I know how to get the
PC's set up to receive commands from the 400, but here I'll show my
ignorance. What would be the command on the PC to copy everything on the C
drive into the IFS and ensure that everything gets copied? Are there things
like object locks on PC's that would prevent everything from getting copied?

Are there tools out there that could make this real simple?

Paul Nelson
Braxton-Reed, Inc.
877-777-2729 Office
630-327-8665 Cell
708-923-7354 Home

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