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System i backup not advised using network NETBACKUP

Backup the AS/400 with locally attached LTO3 tapes or utilize BU software to ensure a SAVSYS tape can be made in case a system recovery is required.

Am I able to use our network NETBACKUP solution to backup our AS/400 rather than using locally attached LTO3 drives?
I would not recommend doing that. The main reason is that you can't create a SAVSYS tape without native iSeries BU commands. In the event of a disaster, a SAVSYS tape is necessary in order to recover your system.

You might consider how you could utilize BU software on your iSeries to BU Windows or UNIX servers though!

This was last published in March 2009

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