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Published: 18 Mar 2013
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IBM i Power7+ and USB Published by: Bob Cozzi on 18 Mar 2013 view comments(3)

FYI, we just used a 128GB USB thumb stick to do a SAVSYS to the USB drive.

IBM only tested up to 32GB but we mostly have 64GB thumb drives and also use SSD drives connected to a USB cable for backups. So we tested a 128GB USB thumb drive.

Slow as heck, but it worked! Cool

Next time we'll try one of our 512GB SSD drive connected to a USB cable to see if that works.

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Posted by: DaleB
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Posted: 4 years 3 months 7 days 12 hours 39 minutes ago

Sweet!

I remember doing SAVSYS to a DVD-RAM (which is bootable), then everything else to TSM. The DVD-RAM was also painfully slow.

Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 4 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours 2 minutes ago

If I remember reading correctly the thumb has to be UDF format and so I wonder if your 512GB SSD would be that or would be fat32 or ntfs.

 

Yes I tried once to do a savsys to dvd ram (the reason I got the ram vs the rom) and my results were like daleb's very very slow (very disappointed).

 

So was that 128gb usb thumb drive really a "thumb" or a usb remote connected drive?

 

I haven't put on the tr6 yet, that is planned for easter weekend. How did you reference the drive, obviously not Tap01, etc.

 

chris

 

Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 4 years 3 months 8 hours 48 minutes ago

bob:

how did you reference the drive?