Use of the IFS (Integrated File System) in most IBM i environments has grown dramatically in recent years as both custom applications and packaged software solutions continue to leverage its capabilities. With its ever-increasing use, the IFS on many systems can grow to be very large and become a time-consuming challenge to backup on a regular basis. In this session, we will first discuss precisely what the IFS is and how it is accessed, and then give some helpful tips on how you can save its contents in the most efficient manner possible.


marc_itech-1Marc Vadeboncoeur
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Marc has been in the IBM midrange world since 1984 when he started fresh out of college working on the IBM i’s grandfather, the System/38, as a software developer and systems analyst. He has progressed through his career with a dual focus on both business systems software design/ development and IBM i technical expertise. He has extensive experience working in manufacturing and healthcare environments where IBM i was the core organizational technology, and recently served as the Director of Information Technology for a publicly traded manufacturing firm based in Southern New England.