IBM i Shop Enjoys Save-Set Flexibility in VAULT400
August 13, 2013 Alex Woodie
Most customers implementing the VAULT400 online backup solution from United Computer Group choose the standard save-set option, which delivers a broad collection of incremental backups of IBM i data. But when the construction firm Hensel Phelps implemented VAULT400, it had something else in mind.
According to UCG, most VAULT400 customers choose the standard 24 save-set option, which gives customers 24 different save-sets of their IBM i data, including one each for the past five days, for the past four weeks, for the past 12 months, and for the past three years. Add the number of saves up, and it equals 24.
But VAULT400 customers are not locked into that 24 save-set approach, and can construct and execute their IBM i backup strategies in practically any way they want. This was good news for Hensel Phelps, one of the largest construction firms in the U.S.
When Hensel Phelps implemented VAULT400, the company chose a 17 save-set approach that saw the company keeping IBM i backups for the past 14 days and for the past three years). According to UCG, the frequency with which customers perform incremental backups is completely customizable.
UCG reports that Hensel Phelps is also using VAULT400 Reports, a Web-based tool that it launched just last month. The reporting tool enables customers to view a series of reports on their backups and save-sets kept with VAULT400. Ben Pile, a Hensel Phelps IT manger, says that he is “very pleased with the ease of use” of accessing his reports, according to UCG.