Mike,

Unless you have a LOT of disks, the LTO-3 and LTO-4 will be MUCH
faster. I have done some tests on this, and I was amazed at how much
quicker the tapes are.

Pete

Pete Massiello
iTech Solutions
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Cunningham
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 9:18 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Virtual Tape vs Savf

We are going to be doing an upgrade soon, keeping the same serial number,
but al the hardware is getting replaced so both systems will be running side
by side for a few days. Would doing this method of moving all the data be
faster than going to tape? (LTO3 on the old system and LTO4 on the new). We
were planning on a full system save (option 21 on GO SAVE) on one system and
then a full restore on the new. Is there a way to do this using the save
file or virtual tape method?

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 9:07 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Virtual Tape vs Savf

Go with the save file if you have the space. Heck, I'll even give you my FTP
batch program. Contact me off line.

I do machine switches via FTP frequently. I have a utility program called
SENDTONEW. It does everything I need to do to get a new box set up,
including restoring and running programs needed to restore user profiles,
configuration items, libraries, etc.

It takes a tweak here and there, depending on the customer, but it pretty
much just runs.

I start it up about 8 PM, and the next morning, the users sign on to the new
box.

Paul Nelson
Office 512-392-2577
Cell 708-670-6978
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gord Hutchinson
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 7:03 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Virtual Tape vs Savf

The thread on migrating without using tape got me thinking of something I'll
be setting up soon.

Weekly, I will be copying our production file library from or production
machine to our development machine. I was going to save to a savf and then
FTP that over.

Is there any benefit to using virtual tape instead of a savf?


Thanks


Gord



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