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Backup and Restore Function for OS400

I just found out that the this feature only works if the Domino is installed in the Windows Server platform. We are looking forward to have this available soon with OS400. Thank You!

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  • Dec 16 2021
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  • Guest commented
    22 Dec, 2021 02:03pm

    Domino Backup is available on Windows64 and Linux64. The solution is intended to bridge the gab and unlock customers when their corporate strategy changes to a different backup vendor like Veeam or Cohesity.

    On OS400 and AIX customers usually use the IBM vendor applications and we see no need for another backup solution.

    Domino Backup is more like a backup agent, which integrates with other vendors to use their storage back-end.

    For smaller servers it is perfectly OK to use a file backup storage back-end as a full backup solution.

    But unless you have compressing and de-duplication storage, this will take a lot of space (check  https://opensource.hcltechsw.com/domino-backup/backup-backends/ for details).

    Domino Backup alone does not replace an enterprise backup solution and where available we always recommend the backup vendor native integration instead of the HCL Domino Backup integration.

    What would be the back-end you would integrate it with for OS400?

    Would a file back-end would work well for the OS400 platform? Is this what you would expect? Which other type of integrations would you try to build on top of the Domino Backup framework?

    Or would it be more the 3rd party restore introduced in Domino 12.0.1 that you are looking for to integrate it with your OS400 backup? And how would integrate with that?

    [Daniel Nashed / https://blog.nashcom.de]

  • Guest commented
    16 Dec, 2021 09:39pm

    This functionality is needed across all platforms as a way to mitigate user actions that shouldn't of been taken. The alternative to this is to keep a backup of the user's mail file (on tape or a different medium) and have to restore the mail file folders from the backup (which is a cumbersome process or can be a cumbersome process).