SAVSYSLV improves disaster recovery protection for iSeries and AS/400 while simplifying the backup process by eliminating the need for tape.
Businesses that rely on physical tape for their IBM i backups now have an easier alternative. Electronic Storage Corporation has added the ability to perform full system saves to their LaserVault Backup software. The added functionality allows iSeries and AS/400 users to eliminate the need to use tape for their backups.
LaserVault Backup is a tapeless backup solution that uses TCP/IP to connect to the iSeries. The software uses commands very similar to current IBM i commands. It was developed to make performing daily and incremental backups easier and faster than using tape. With the new optional SAVSYSLV feature, businesses can perform bare metal restores without tape.
Brad Jensen, CEO of LaserVault, says: “Disasters of all sizes happen to every business sooner or later. Whether it’s a flood or fire, a disgruntled employee, or an attack by virus or malware, using tape backups hinders disaster recovery success where the goal is keeping RTO and RPO times to a minimum. The process of restoring from tape is cumbersome. Restore times are dismal due to the manual processes required. Combine this with having to retrieve tapes from an offsite location only further slows the DR process. Why rely on a backup medium that you know will delay your ability to get your business back up and running?
“LaserVault Backup software with the new SAVSYS option gives IBM i users the ability to move completely away from tape while strengthening their DR protection. We’re proud of the fact that the software is so simple to use and can be deployed without disruption. Users find that it transforms their time-intensive backup process to an automated one. This makes it easier to manage and better for their business than dealing with physical tapes.”
“Plus, customers who want to add replication can do so by adding Replacador to their LaserVault Backup system. This program allows them to automatically replicate their backups to an off-site location multiplying the level at which their backups are protected and ensuring their ability to quickly restore should a disaster occur. It’s like getting a deduplication appliance for a fraction of the cost of other solutions.”