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Virtual Tape Libraries for Accelerated IBM i Backup and Recovery
Backing up IBM i (AS/400) servers to an attached tape library or drive allows for limited performance at best. Physical tapes can be sloppily handled or reach capacity quickly, and they limit your ability to secure data off-site.
Virtual tape libraries, however, can bring new agility and efficiency to your IBM i environment. By seamlessly replacing tape backup with a disk-to-disk format, you can augment operational efficiency and accelerate backup and recovery measures.
This paper introduces such a virtual tape library solution, purpose-built to provide significant business and IT benefits for IBM i environments. Read on to learn about the features this technology offers, including:
- IPL bare-metal recovery from physical or virtual tape
- Direct physical tape support with encryption
- Various data deduplication methods
- And more