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Robot Save

Data Backup Management Software for IBM i

Centralize and automate IBM i backups and disaster recovery


IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400)

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Centralized Backup Management

Manage backups from a centralized control center - easily manage backup scheduling, share volumes in and inventory volumes across multiple instances of IBM i.

Easy Restoration, Whatever Was Lost

Whether a single object or the entire system needs to be restored, bring back IBM i data accurately and efficiently, with minimal downtime.

No More Manual Backups

Take the backbreaking manual labor out of your data backups with trusted backup management software. Safe, reliable, thorough, and automated backups can be run unattended, saving you time.

Satisfy Auditor Requirements

Don’t be caught by surprise when auditors need a documented disaster recovery plan— with this backup reporting software, you’ll have it at your fingertips, ready to go.

Key Data Backup Management Features

System Requirements: IBM i 7.2 or higher

Schedule IBM i backups

Scheduled backup management software

Data backups can be complex. From determining what to save and locating files to tracking saved items and managing save media after the backup, Robot Save automates all of the processes required to perform a complete backup. The end result? Scheduled backups you can rely on.

Manage tape media across your data center

Tape backup and inventory

Find the save media you need when you need it. An easy-to-use tape management system helps you manage your tapes, whether you need to control 50 tapes on a single system or 50,000 tapes across all your IBM i systems. Define exactly how you want tapes to move and track them in a history file for detailed audit trails.

Document your disaster recovery strategy

Backup reporting software

Handing over your disaster recovery plan is as simple as generating a report. This data backup reporting software keeps an up-to-date record of your backups and helps make audits go more smoothly.

Restore lost data

Data recovery software for lost data

Archive history catalogs keep track of everything saved during backups. Whether you need to restore a single object, library, directory, or the entire system, restoration is simple and secure. Guided restoration makes it easy to automatically recover what was lost.

Receive real-time notifications

Data backup and recovery software real-time alerts

Any issues that require operator attention will be sent in real time to anyone you specify or escalated according to your internal policies when a response isn’t received. Robot Alert works together with Robot Save to provide you with software alerts on any mobile device. This allows you to maintain awareness of your backups wherever you are.

Encrypt critical data

data security for backup management

With the ability to encrypt critical data, you can specify what to encrypt - such as libraries, individual objects, object lists, IFS objects, or Domino databases, and at what level they should be encrypted. If files are lost or stolen, they will be unreadable.

Missing Something? You’ll Find It in No Time

If every employee were perfect, never made mistakes, and could predict the future, you’d never need an object archive. Since this isn’t the case, the object archive in Robot Save allows you to recover in scenarios such as when:

A new batch update program ruins a file

A user accidentally deleted a vital file

A file is corrupted

A disk drive crashes and important data is lost

A file in a directory on a Domino server is deleted accidentally

Something corrupted an IFS directory

An object is logically damaged after a power failure

Domino mail needs to be restored

“The audit and restoration reports generated by Robot Save make yearly audits go more smoothly. We can simply generate a report and say, ‛here is our backup plan’.”

Larry Rude
IT Director
Campbell Hausfeld

Strengthen Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster recovery plan

Incremental backups are still essential—and are even required by law in some cases—but data replication is also a component of most security reviews. Business data and applications are continually subject to new and diverse compliance requirements. Failure to ensure that data is available and recoverable can lead to fines, penalties, loss of trust, and even imprisonment.

Combining Robot Save with the Robot HA high availability solution for IBM i helps you ensure that data is there whenever you—or your customers—need it. Your backup solution automates your daily, weekly, and monthly saves and your high availability solution allows you to recover quickly so you can meet your recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) mandates.

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Trustworthy, automated IBM i data backup software makes restoration fast and secure in disaster situations. See how our software can simplify your backup and recovery.