z/VSE: Backup data to virtual tape
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Today I will describe a few examples that use virtual tape to backup data.
You may consider the z/VSE virtual tape support for backup functions, that produce tape output. Backup on virtual tape may be faster and more flexible then real tapes. You don't need to mount and manage real tapes. You may backup to a local virtual tape in VSAM (VSAM virtual tape) or remote (Remote virtual tape) to a TCP/IP connected platform. You can use virtual tapes for any types of backup (VSAM, libraries, history files, volumes, files, ...).
Just a few examples for backup on virtual tapes:
Please see the z/VS