Thanks Larry...but already have the EMC environment for other backups and
have tried to use this for the IBM i to keep things as simple(don't always
think that's correct) as possible.

On 13 November 2015 at 09:09, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am a big fan of the Crossroads SPHiNX solution. They have a new smaller
version that has just come out that may be perfect for you. It would
connect to your system with SAS and looks and works for all the world just
exactly like an IBM Tape Library. You can even IPL from it for a full
system recovery.

SPHiNX Supports replication to another unit so you get off-site from that
automatically.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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


On 11/10/2015 5:16 PM, Bruce Collins wrote:

Guys, I need your opinion on what would be a good VTL solution for a Small
college. I need to do backups but I would also like to store the copies off
site. We have 1.2TB of total storage and using currently 811GB. Normally I
do a weekly full backup and then incrementally during the week using BRMS.
I think that I would like a solution that would:


1) Backup to a VTL

2) The VTL would Replicate to another VTL that would be located
off-site approximately 3 miles away.

3) I would like to keep the monthly backups for 12 months and then
recycle them.

4) I would like to keep yearly backups until I decide to recycle
them.

Money is an object, so I need a good solid low-cost solution.

Thanks in advance.

Bruce "Hoss" Collins
Wallace Community College
Director, MIS
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
Phone 334-556-2447
1-800-543-2426, Ext. 2447
bcollins@xxxxxxxxxxx

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