The easy way to do this is to use a VTL locally, that also has the replication built in. Put the secondary VTL in your favorite DR center. I use Crossroads SPHiNX for these type of set ups. BRMS backs up the SPHiNX, and the SPHiNX automatically replicates to the remote site. Network traffic is manageable in that environment. The remote cuts the archive tapes etc as needed. From the restore/back up perspective 100% IBM native commands. SPHiNX also handles Window/Unix as well.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 4/19/2011 12:37 PM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
We looked at something like this. Vendors like Vault/400 and whatnot. We
were hoping to bypass manual tape intervention and directly store the data
at Iron Mountain or elsewhere. There were several hurdles:
- Concerns about network traffic.
- Having to use vendor supplied commands to save/restore versus IBM
supplied ones.
- Cost

Switching to BRMS really reduced the amount of time our operator was
spending in the morning tape routine.

Vendor supplied stuff like this scares me to death. Having to deal with
that really early on in a new release of OS does not appeal to me. The
last thing in the world I want is some vendor who brags that they still
support V2R3 but wants you to let them know if their stuff works on the
latest os (since they don't have a machine new enough to run something
even 2 releases back).

Rob Berendt
-- Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 From: Ron Adams <rondadams@xxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: 04/19/2011 11:32 AM Subject: Backup using i2s3? or other svc? Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Is anybody using this? I'm curious about speed and cost? Is it cost effective, are there other services that are comparable? I'm current sending save files to one our local Windows servers, but the data stays in house. I would like to look at the option of sending off-site to something like this, but, like everything these days, it needs to be cost effective. Thanks, Ron On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 9:19 AM, Rich Loeber <rich@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Aaron,
> You might want to look at our new i2S3 software that handles
> directly with Amazon S3. Here's a link to more information:
> [1]
> Rich Loeber - @richloeber
> Kisco Information Systems
> [2]
> Aaron Bartell wrote:
> What are others doing in the arena of backing up data to digital
> I
> am just not a tape guy because that means I have to remember to switch
> something out. Right now I have a small Java app that I run and it
> source from the IBM i to my Linux desktop which subsequently is backed
> by
> JungleDisk to Amazon's S3 service. What I would like to do is take my
> out of the mix and backup more than just source (though I am mostly
> interested in source as both of my machines are used for development).

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