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  • Spool files don't save during a system save on V5R4

    If you are trying to recover spool files from a Option 21 system save on V5R4, you are out of luck. Find out what you can do ahead of time to save spool files in the future.

  • How to migrate old *ALLUSR data using BRMS to V6R1

    When upgrading from an older I5/OS release to V6R1 using BRMS use the detailed instructions provided by IBM to help using BRMS to restore *ALLUSR data.

  • Recovering from DST QSECOFR password disablement on V5R4

    If the DST QSECOFR and QSECOFR passwords have been disabled from multiple attempts at user login, the OS may need to be reinstalled on IBM i to recover function.

  • ASP configuration restore

    Configuring auxillary storage pools on the System i5 is necessary before a system restore all.

  • Restoring a spool file

    ISeries backup and recovery expert Ken Graap explains why a user cannot restore a spool file on his system running on V5R3.

  • Can you recover a down AS/400 to a different AS/400?

    Can you recover a down AS/400 to a different AS/400? We have TCP/IP running over Ethernet for each location and SNA lines running at both locations. The user profiles aren't the same at each location and neither are the device descriptions. I would also need to delete some of the existing data on the recovering AS/400 to make room for the down AS/400.

  • Security considerations for IBM i backups

    Backups need to be just as physically secure as the System i. Managing a log system for backup tapes, retiring old tapes, and validating third-party storage services are part of what it takes to ensure security with your AS/400 backups.

  • Parallel backups using save option 21

    If you are using a save option 21 for parallel backups on the AS/400, learn how to use BRMS.

  • How to save HMC critical data through the console

    On the AS/400 the HMC console backup is initiated from the HMC console, not via save option 21. These instructions will show you how to save HMC critical data.

  • Why backup your libraries to virtual tape instead of SAVF?

    If SAVF files can be FTP'd to anywhere, why is virtual tape necessary? The answer: Many libraries versus just one.

  • IBM i news updates for the week of 10/13/2008

    IBM is reportedly developing DB2/400 to power MySQL, and will now pre-install IBM i 6.1 and pre-configure the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) on JS12 and JS22 blade servers. New storage options have also been announced, with the System Storage 7214 Tape and DVD Enclosure Express now able to work with Power systems running i5/OS V5R4 and IBM i 6.1, as well as AIX and Linux.

  • Backing up the iSeries directly to a DVD device

    One expert writes, "I have a iSeries model 150 on V4R1, and on my PC I have a DVD/CDROM-write. I want to use that device to have a backup directly from my iSeries. Is this possible?"

  • Storing system documentation on the iSeries

    I'm trying to store system documentation on my system, specifically MS Word documents on a shared drive in the IFS. This works fine, but Word always creates a hidden backup of each document which for some reason it cannot delete from the IFS. I have to exit Word, alter the backup to remove the 'Hidden' attribute and then delete it. Why can't Word tidy up after itself on IFS. I'm thinking that the directory is secured by an authorization list specifying *PUBLIC *CHANGE so authority shouldn't be a problem. Is that correct, or is there any way from the iSeries end of spotting (and removing) files with the DOS/Windows 'Hidden' attribute?

  • eStorage introduces lower cost 70GB disk drives for iSeries

    eStorage introduces lower cost 70GB disk drives for iSeries

  • 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.

  • Restore a full system backup from the production partition to the test partition

    Save a complete image of your System i production partition using option 21 from the save menu, and use these tapes to fully recover your damaged partition.

  • Comparing AS/400 data to a backup tape

    To ensure everything that should be backed up from your AS/400 has been backed up, a disaster recovery test is the best bet. There is no automated technology to compare the contents of a backup tape to the data on an iSeries.

  • High availability planning and testing for iSeries: Notes, gloats, and moats

    Having a high availability (HA) plan is necessary to keep your company productive during adverse conditions. But testing the plan and paying attention to all the minor details is equally important. Fax toner could cause a crisis in communication, and if employees don't show up because there's no emergency contact plan, your business will suffer more than necessary. Generators, air conditioners, UPS, communications, and tools are all on the HA checklist.

  • Performing full AS/400 backups

    ISeries backup and recovery expert Ken Graap discusses backup and recovery needs on AS/400.

  • Guide to iSeries disaster recovery planning

    This guide to iSeries disaster recovery covers some different aspects of iSeries DR. These include disaster recovery planning, tape recovery, backup and encryption, as well technical advice for implementing strategies, such as disaster recovery automation

  • Quiz: iSeries backup and recovery commands

    When it comes to iSeries backup and recovery, are you in command of your commands? Do you know the difference between the "GO SAVE" and the "SAV command?" By taking this quiz, you'll not only sharpen your backup and recovery skills, you'll be up-to-date on important backup tricks if you read the associated tips.

  • iSeries/System i Blunder Hall of Shame

    Welcome to the iSeries Blunder Hall of Shame. Here you'll find some of the best iSeries blunders around.

  • System i/iSeries Backup and Recovery Learning Guide

    Would you be able to recover your systems in the event of a disaster? Hopefully the answer is yes. To help you make sure your backups and restores are being done correctly, we've pulled together a multitude of tips, articles, white papers and other resources.

  • System i5 backup: Brushing up on BRMS

    Backup and recovery expert Ken Graap is a big fan of the IBM backup Recovery and Media Services (BRMS) product. According to Ken, BRMS has proven to be a robust and complete software solution for backing up and recovering the AS/400, iSeries and i5 systems he's managed over the years. "For each backup/recovery design challenge I've had, BRMS has provided a way to implement a solution."

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