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Back up an NT/SQL Server to an iSeries

Is there a way to back up an NT/SQL Server to an iSeries box?

Yes. The iSeries can easily participate in a Windows SMB network environment. Once this is set up you can initiate a backup from the NT box to the iSeries system.

To enable this feature start NetServer on your system. This is accomplished via OpsNav.

From the OpsNav window, select the system you want to configure this on then:

NETWORK ---> SERVERS ---> TCP/IP

A list of TCP/IP servers will be displayed. Right click on iSeries NetServer and select properties. Online HELP text will provide the details.

Once NetServer is configured and activated, create a directory to hold your backup and share it.

FILE SYSTEMS ---> INTEGRATED FILE SYSTEM ---> ROOT ---> The folder you wish to share.

Right click on the directory you wish to share and then select "Sharing >--->New Share". You may then map a network drive from your NT/SQL server to this iSeries-shared directory and using backup software available on your NT box, initiate a backup process that moves data to the mapped drive on the iSeries system.

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This was first published in October 2002

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