I can't resist mentioning cautions here.

Clearly you cannot use such a backup for a system recovery. Should you consider a backup of this type sufficient for this that would put your business at severe risk.

Restoring anything from this could take significant time. This may be especially true if you are in a DR Recovery scenario with limited internet connectivity.

Documentation on EXACTLY how to restore this would be mandatory because with such a thing there are many steps and they are NOT the norm for IBM i administrators. Remember that in a true disaster many CIOs and CEOs make the assumption that their staff is also unavailable whether that's because they are incapacitated themselves or they are off helping their families. If this restore is handed to someone not thoroughly familiar with the process, absolutely clear documentation is mandatory.

IMHO this is only valid as a just in case off-site backup, not a production level or true D/R level backup.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.iDevCloud.com - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service.
www.iInTheCloud.com - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 11/1/2015 9:08 PM, Diego Kesselman wrote:
You can even create your own CL .
It's not so difficult to save to disk (savf) compress with 7zip (compress &
encrypt) and upload with FTP/scp/sftp/ftps .
Usually, compression gain is between 10:1 to 20:1. The more you compress,
more time it takes to process.
Have you checked Commvault Sympana ?
El oct. 30, 2015 17:08, "Holger Scherer" <hs@xxxxxxx> escribió:

For local storage - there are several FTP solutions.

For offsite storage - depending on the amount of data you have, and the
internet bandwidth, you should go with a mirroring solution like BUS400 as
you then do not need to have any backup window.

Imagine a nightly save of 400GB using a 20MBit LL ;-)


Am 30.10.15 um 18:43 schrieb Chris Bipes:

I am looking for alternates to eVault for backing up our iSeries, VM
servers, and Windows servers. What is everyone else using that will back
up the three environments? We require an encrypted local device for speed
with replication to the cloud for offsite storage.

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