We use Tivoli/Adstar to backup our PC's to our iSeries. We have an 840-12 way. The data gets compressed. We are backing up about 560 PC's. That takes up about 1/2TB. With the size of PC's nowadays that is pretty good compression. And I think our company does a pretty good job of making sure the desktops are more than adequate. You can setup all sorts of backup policies and grandfathering and implement this with BRMS if you desire. We don't integrate it with BRMS. We save the PC's during the day when they are active because we got tired of slapping people who turned their PC's off at night. Granted we don't quiesce them but we are not running General Ledger type, or other multifile type, of applications on these PC's. Then we just do a SAVLIB of the library PCBACKUP at night. Since the data is highly compressed - don't expect to see any compression when you save it to tape. It takes five 3580-001 LTO tapes to store that library. Runs almost 10 hours. The 3590 is a little faster but takes a boatload of more tapes - more than a single loader holds. Granted not all PC's have a complete backup - mine and a few other Godlike people are. You can select certain directories and certain file types regardless of what directory they are in. The PC people have configured this on the iSeries and seem to be quite happy with it. Rob Berendt -- "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin "Paul Nelson" <firstname.lastname@example.org To: <email@example.com> il.com> cc: Sent by: Fax to: midrange-l-admin@mi Subject: Automated backup to the IFS drange.com 01/21/2002 05:08 PM Please respond to midrange-l This is a multi-part message in MIME format. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] 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 firstname.lastname@example.org -- _______________________________________________ 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.
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