Carlisle Etcetera, LLC

LaserVault Eases AS/400 Backup Frustrations Resulting from Rotating Tape Backup Schedule

CUSTOMER PROFILE

COMPANY

Carlisle Etcetera, LLC
New York, New York

INDUSTRY

Apparel & Fashion Design, Manufacturer Distributor, Retailer

IBM i System

AS/400
MIMIX HA Replication

IBM i AS/400 CHALLENGES

  • Nightly tape backups of 100GB
  • No easy access to archived data
  • Missed backups due to tape schedules

KEY SOLUTION

LaserVault Backup

KEY BENEFITS

  • Easy restoration process
  • No missed backups
  • Easier backups at night and on weekends
  • Easily processes 21 GB backups nightly








Challenges

Carlisle Etcetera LLC, the parent company of the Carlisle and Etcetera brands of private label women’s wear, needed an easier and more reliable way to back up the data from their AS/400. They wanted to resolve the issues they experienced with their tape backups, including the difficult process of accessing and restoring archived data.

Solution

LaserVault Backup (LVB) was selected to solve their backup challenges. Robert Abrahamson, iSeries Administrator at Carlisle Etcetera, states:

“What helps us the most is the easy restoration process instead of looking for tape; the data catalog (on LVB) is really useful that way.”

The LVB backup catalog contains an entry for each save and a list file that contains a list of the objects in each save. The result is very similar to a virtual tape library, without the expense of special hardware or the overhead of special software on the iSeries host.

Summary

With LVB, Carlisle Etcetera’s backup process is now greatly improved. Robert explains:

“We no longer have missed backups because of tape schedules, and we are now able to backup on weekends easier. I would recommend LaserVault Backup to any company that is doing backups with a rotating tape schedule.”

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