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How about backing up to a save file, zipping the save file, FTP'ing the save
file to an off site PC at night (or even a laptop that someone carries
off-site)... This works for us, backs up all DB2 data (BPCS, for example),
all the Windows servers we have running in the iSeries on both internal INS
cards as well as the external xSeries ones, as well as the Domino and file
serving data and apps that we run via NetServer (far better file server
security than using Windows & NTFS for file serving). Do your system save
(SAVSYS) to tape (to recover OS & such and TCP going again) then save the
rest this way. Easy to do, minimizes downtime, provides off-site backup, low
cost (PC disk is cheap). Of course, you do need enough disk space on the
iSeries to save to the save file.

Best regards,

Tom Rainey
Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc.

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Today's Topics:

   1. Backup Over A Network? (Bob Randall)
   2. RE: Backup Over A Network? (Lurton Keel)


Message: 1
From: "Bob Randall" <>
To: <>
Subject: Backup Over A Network?
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 11:53:11 -0600
Organization: Airxcel, Inc.

I have never seen this actually work, but I thought I had heard of a backup
process utilizing network connections. In other words overnight I could
backup some portion of my AS/400 in a different location via some WAN link.

Has anybody done something like this? Obviously it could take an immense
amount of bandwidth, but is it feasible? Would it be possible utilizing some
type of disk synchronization?

Bob Randall
Airxcel, Inc.


Message: 2
From: Lurton Keel <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: RE: Backup Over A Network?
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 11:57:21 -0600

Been there, done that, used a T1 and Vision Solutions software.

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From:   Bob Randall []
Sent:   Thursday, January 31, 2002 11:53 AM
Subject:        Backup Over A Network?

I have never seen this actually work, but I thought I had heard of a backup
process utilizing network connections


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