- Back up file types: VSAM, SAM, DL1, ISAM, and DAM.
- Create duplicate sets of backup tapes simultaneously–keep one in-house and send one to your off-site archive.
- Record-level reorganization of VSAM files.
- Physical backup of VSAM files.
- Library backup by library, sublibrary, member name, or character string.
- IPL-able system on the front of operating system file backups, to simplify disaster recovery procedures.
More about Maxback
Not only is this product versatile, it’s FAST! It uses EXCP I/O to perform the fastest backup possible. Benchmarks prove Maxback to be 25% to 100% faster than IDCAMS.
Maxback is easy to learn and use. It uses only 11 job control statements to perform backups, and as few as 7 to restore all of your files.
In production use in over 500 VSE shops since 1971, Maxback offers rock-solid reliability and integrity. During backup, Maxback checks the integrity of every file or library as it’s being backed up; if errors are encountered, you’re notified immediately.
Maxback’s SAVER (Stand Alone Volume Emergency Restore) facility can perform a restoration to disk when an active operating system is unavailable.
CMS Backup and Restore, Files or Disks
Specify which CMS files to back up to tape simply by listing users and disk names. Use wildcards to backup all of a user’s disks. Name individual users and/or disks to be excluded from backups. Backup everything, or backup only files that have changed recently. Restore individual files or entire disks. Search complete backup catalogs by user, disk, filename, and/or file type.
Get faster backups on less tape. Maxback uses tape more efficiently than VMFPLC2. Backups that take 45 minutes and 6 tapes with VMFPLC2 are cut to 8 minutes and one tape with Maxback.
Restored files bear the time stamp of the last time they were changed–before they were backed up.
And whether you want to restore files or not, Maxback is a quick easy way to find file names and locations you’ve forgotten.
DDR Backup and Disaster Recovery
With Maxback, DDR backups include whatever user IDs and disk addresses you specify in simple text files.
That means you don’t have to back up your entire system all at once, while everything else waits. You can break a full backup into smaller tasks for execution at separate times.
DDR backups provide disaster recovery. They can restore your system to hardware that has no operating system.
Maxback Authorization Controls
Maxback offers detailed control over who can do what. For each user, you can separately specify authority to execute backups and restores, and to change CMS backup lists and DDR backup lists.