Another alternative would be to create an image catalog and use Virtual Tape. That way the tape image can just be duped to physical tape providing for a single step recover directly from the physical tape, instead of having to restore the save file and then restore the needed object.

Additionally a virtual tape will allow you to run whatever save operations you would like onto one tape whereas the save file will only allow one save operation

Uses about the same amount of space on disk.

Virtual tape requires a bit more setup, but provides direct restore capability
Save files are really simple to set up, but require a two step restore, and only allow one save operation to the save file

Strong caveat: Performance of a save to disk it heavily dependent on the DASD arm utilization and how many arms you really have available. On a small system you may find the performance of a save to save file or Virtual tape to actually be slower than to a physical tape device. In short your performance of the save will vary based on your configuration.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 3/2/2012 9:04 AM, David Gibbs wrote:
On 3/2/2012 8:57 AM,Orville_Meredith@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I am looking for a script that will allow me to backup the IFS to
> disk and later save to tape while still remaining on AS/400.
Save to a save file?

SAV DEV('/qsys.lib/yourlib.lib/savefile.file')
OBJ(('/path/to/be/saved' *INCLUDE))

david



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