Rob,

Right now they are looking at getting a 3580 tape drive. Supposedly at
least twice as fast as the 3570 we now have, which is down right now
waiting on repairs. This is kinda what started this whole thing. We
haven't had a decent backup since last Monday. In the mean time I wrote a
Program that does the Save to a SAVF of our 2 Main Production libraries
and FTPd these to the Server, for a "Just in Case".



Thanx,

Nick



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If the goal is reducing downtime then that can be achieved with one of the

following:

1 - Faster tape drive.

2 - Saving to save file or virtual tape PROVIDING that your disk arms and
controllers do not start thrashing about. (See my earlier discussion
about this.)

3 - Studying "check point processing" and implementing that in a "save
while active" strategy.
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/rzaiu/rzaiurzaiu300.htm


4 - Utilizing journals, commitment control and careful save while active
to forego any outage.

5 - Eschewing journals and commitment control and playing Russian Roulette

with SAVACT(*SYSDFN). Relying on your holy beads to ensure that data
stays in sync (like order header vs order detail).

Rob Berendt

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