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Create CD from Backup Tape
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Create CD from Backup Tape Published by: captndjc on 24 Apr 2012 view comments(2)

Is there a way to create/burn a CD from a copy of our backup save system tape? Can that CD then be used to restore/IPL to another AS/400 system? We're on V5R4. 

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Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 10 years 11 months 1 days 1 hours 28 minutes ago

First, remember that a CD only holds about 650mb of information where as I assume your backup save tape probably has more than that on it.

In theory, a CD can be used to restore/IPL  an "as/400". Recall that when the risc boxes came out in the 1990's, there was a CD drive and as I recall, one could do such from cd.

Your question is probably along the lines that can you do such?  that I can't answer.

Today folks are looking at multiple DVD's, etc. to hold the backup.



Posted by: DaleB
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Posted: 10 years 11 months 13 hours 42 minutes ago

So, you don't have a DVD-RAM drive?

This is fairly old (2000): CD-ROM Premastering on iSeries, but the APIs still exist, so it should still work. It talks about several different types of CDs you can create, and SAVSYS is one of them. But for details of SAVSYS (specifically), it references another document.