We built a new system with 3 LPARs with IBM i 7.1 . We setup the BRMS & using image catalog ,we created the virtual volume and scheduled the backups. Backups are performing perfect in virtual volumes also we can make a dupe tape using the physical media.
My question is we have data of just 50 GB max on each LPAR. So while taking a backup we using Ultrium4 tape for each LPAR. For 50 GB data we are using 800 GB tape, so wasting of 700 GB tape per tape. My management request to take all the 3 LPARs virtual volume in single tape. We do not using tape library and external SAN storage in my company. Virtual volumes are created in each lpar IFS folder. So if we take a backup in dupe tape, the tape become active, therefore I'm not able to use same tape in other LPARs. Tried with IBM tech support no answer :) So could you please help? Is there any possible way?
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