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Backup iSeries 400 spool files to tapes

Is there any way to backup iSeries 400 spool files to tapes? One of the ways that I know of is to convert the spool files to Physical files then backup the physical files. This method works fine but it is very time consuming because I've over 300 spool files to backup.

Saving spool file contents has been a constant dilemma for iSeries 400 users. Besides doing what you do, i.e., copying the spool files to a physical file and then saving them to tape, OS/400 does not offer anything better at this time. There are some third-party vendors who do have products that accomplish this task.

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