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
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
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.
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
Save to a save file?
> disk and later save to tape while still remaining on AS/400.