Zip a IBM iSeries Save File on a PC
Posted on 2009-12-29
I am trying to do an online backup each night to file, ftp it to a Windows 2003 server, compress it with WinRAR and then send it off site. I do a full SAVLIB on Sunday and a SAVCHGOBJ the other days. This is just one library and the problem is that the full save is over 2GB. When I decompress the full backup, FTP is back to the iSeries and try to do a DSPSAVF it tell me invalid data. The smaller saves display okay.
I've tried using the ZIPSAVE from easy400.net but could never get it to work and the same with JAR. Another issue is that after I save the library to a SAVF the system storage goes from 60% to 80% so zipping the SAVF on the iSeries pushes it over 90%.
Does anyone know of a compression software to use on the PC side that will work on the large SAVF. Here is the WinRAR command being run:
"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\winrar.exe" m -m5 "D:\iSeries\s36f.rar" "D:\iSeries\s36f"