Amazon offers an Import/Export service for large transfers where they will
read/write to an external device.
The trick would be getting on or off the iseries as the only device
interfaces they support are USB and eSATA. So, you would have to transfer
the files to a PC, then upload them to the iSeries, or vice versa. The time
would be quicker, but with shipping and then the dual transfers, I'm not
sure how much. Like everything, it just depends on how much data is being
tranferred.


On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM, Kirk Goins <kirkgoins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

We got a call several months ago from a local company that was using a
Internet based backup solution. Their system had suffered a dual disk crash
and they needed help rebuilding the system. Long Story short it took about
1
week, mainly due to Bandwidth issues and this was a pretty small 270.

While we don't think too much about bandwidth in house with Gigabit
becoming
pretty standard. Want to take a guess at how long it takes to transfer a
4GB
file using a single session type transfer like FTP using a T1 (1.5Mb)...
Ding! Time is up! About 6 hours. Now if you can get a Broadband Upload
speed
of 10Mb and the target can keep up that goes down to about 1 hour.

Now if you can get SW that will send transactions as they happen like
current logical replication SW does, then you won't need the bandwidth once
you get the files up there initially, but the recovery could take a
while...



On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Ron Adams <rondadams@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:



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