In theory RESTORE 21 is the exact opposite of SAVE 21.
But this also assumes
compatible hardware, save 21 did not bomb

I apologize for not being able to continue the former thread. Don't have access
to that email.

Just had a rather testy meeting that included the system administrator.

What I learned does not make a lot of sense to me. Hopefully, somebody can
clarify this for me:

The SA attempted to restore a backup performed via HBOC BBACKUP command to a
bare system. The SAV commands used were SAVSYS, SAVLIB *NONSYS, SAVDLO, and
SAV. He said at the end, it failed. HBe spent several weeks in contact with
IBM and was told that the individual commands did not include metadata,
required to bring the system back.

When I asked him what that data included, he got defensive and hostile. I did
point out to the group a page from the infocenter indicating exactly what was
saved by GO SAVE option 21. The SA then volunteered that even using GO SAVE 21
did not result in a functioning system, again due to missing metadata.

So, can anybody explain what is missing and how to fix it?

John McKee

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