We have an IBM as400 system for our primary EHR, and we're still backing it up with a physical tape drive. We're up to 3 tapes over a nine hour period of full downtime, and staff is upset about this much downtime every month.
My question is: does anyone have experience with virtual tape in comparison to physical tape? How much faster does it operate? IF I'm running the GO SAVE command option 21 on the as400 and it takes 9 hours, will virtual tape help me get it under 5 hours?
ANY and all feedback will be appreciated.