Now that makes sense. Use the vault for near term. Use tapes for older
stuff.

Can I ask who is doing the vaulting? Is it ServIT?


On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Prostor, Timothy <
TProstor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

We have been using Data Vaulting for 3 years now, and to be fair have
changed the way we initially wanted to use it. We are only vaulting
native system i data, including IFS.

There are many variables, including compression rates. For one
particular vendor, the native i objects have the best compression for
the entire lineup.

We started by wanting to do bare metal DR restores using the vault, but
have now decided to go HA instead. But we have realized tremendous
benefits to our development staff on using it as a tool.

I currently have 8 weeklies and 6 dailies on two different partitions.
The vault totals I have currently saved as of today are 361 savesets,
11.7TB original size, about 480GB compressed. I just negotiated a
renewal for only $750 a month.

I decided the monthlies and annuals were unnecessary on the vault -
keeping those on tape.

We can restore any native or IFS object from any day in the last week or
any week in the last 8 weeks in minutes.



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From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:01 AM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Data vaulting

All,

I decided to look into data vaulting. I got a quote just to see what
the
costs would be.

System i data: 84gb, 14 dailys, 4 weeklys and 13 monthlys = $258/mo.
Windows servers data: 900gb, 14 dailys and 4 weeklys = $2,100/mo.

This was so far beyond what I thought the costs would be that I am
absolutely stunned. When I asked how companies justified it, the reply
I
got was savings on buying blank tapes. I could restock my entire supply
of
tapes every week and spend less.


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