Backup for AS400

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I am new to the AS400, I have very minimal training and learning as I go along. We have an IBM Power 720 server with As400 V6R1M0. The server was upgraded last year and there was a tape drive the old server used. do I have to have a tape drive to do any kind of backups? Will i be able to do a full system save if I do not have a tape drive connected? 

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AS400 on IBM Power 720

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  • CharlieBrowne
    You do not need a physical tape drive to do a backup.Some of the options would be: create a virtual drive, send data to a another machine on your network.If you want to do a full backup on the present machine and your disk utilization is too high, you would not have room to store the extra copy of your data.
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  • TomLiotta
    A full system save could still be done to virtual tape even if there isn't sufficient room for a 'full system save'. The full-save process is actually multiple, separate steps. As long as room is available for the largest single step, each step can be done in series. Each result could be moved to network storage as soon as it ends.   The storage wouldn't be as big of a problem as restoring might be if it's needed. A "full" system save is useless without a drive to restore from.   Tom
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