Disaster recovery essentials

Most industry experts agree that a good disaster recovery plan is essential to any IT shop. Critical to that plan is making sure your backups are clean and that you can restore that data. If a disaster struck, how would your shop fare? Not sure? Then it's time to get things in order. We've gathered some top-notch information about backups, restores and disaster recovery to help you get where you need to be -- as well as a quiz to see if you know as much about backups as you think you do.

Most industry experts agree that a good disaster recovery plan is essential to any IT shop. Critical to that plan is making sure your backups are clean and that you can restore that data. If a disaster struck, how would your shop fare? Not sure? Then it's time to get things in order. We've gathered some top-notch information about backups, restores and disaster recovery to help you get where you need to be -- as well as a quiz to see...

if you know as much about backups as you think you do.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  Expert webcast: iSeries disaster recovery -- Be prepared!
  Advice from Backup & Recovery Expert Ken Graap
  More backup & recovery resources
  Take our quiz on iSeries backup & recovery commands


Expert webcast: iSeries disaster recovery -- Be prepared!
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When: Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. EDT (18:00 GMT)
Speaker: Deb Saugen, technical owner of iSeries 400 and AS/400 backup and Recovery in the Rochester Development Lab

Join Deb as she talks about how performing a successful iSeries disaster recovery -- whether conducting a test or recovering from a real disaster -- is key to any company's business continuity. Learn the top 10 mistakes customers make when testing or performing a real disaster recovery.

Deb also discusses the iSeries recovery process and gives you tips, techniques and best practices to ensure your recovery goes as well as possible. This is one webcast you won't want to miss.

>> Register to attend webcast



Advice from Backup & Recovery Expert Ken Graap
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Ken GraapYou'll find an extensive amount of expert advice on backup and recovery in our Ask-the-Expert feature. If you've run into a problem doing backups or restores, then pose your own question to Ken Graap.

See below for a sampling of Ken's advice to users just like you.




More backup & recovery resources
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Take our quiz on iSeries backup & recovery commands
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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, not only will you sharpen your backup and recovery skills, but you'll be up-to-date on important backup tricks if you read the associated tips. Good luck!

  1. Use the _________ command to save the following security data: User profiles, private authorities, authorization lists and authority holders.
    Your answer:

    See answer

  2. The _________ command saves a copy of each changed object or group of objects located in the same library.
    Your answer:

    See answer

  3. The _________ command saves a copy of the licensed internal code and the QSYS library in a format compatible with the installation of the iSeries.
    Your answer:

    See answer

  4. Using the _________ command is a simple way to make sure you have a good backup of your entire server.
    Your answer:

    See answer


  5. The _________ command saves the contents of a save file to tape, optical, or diskette media. This command saves the save data in the save file to the device in a way that allows the user to restore objects directly from the device.
    Your answer:

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  6. The _________ command saves a copy of a single object or a group of objects located in the same library.
    Your answer:

    See answer


  7. Your answer:

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  8. The _________ command saves all configuration and system resource management (SRM) objects without requiring a system in a restricted state.
    Your answer:

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  9. The _________ command saves a copy of one or more objects that can be used in the integrated file system.
    Your answer:

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  10. The _________ command saves the entire library; this includes the library description, the object descriptions, and the contents of the objects in the library.
    Your answer:

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    How'd you do? What'd you think of the quiz? E-mail us and let us know.



This was first published in October 2005

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