Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Technology for IBM i — Chuck Losinski and Erik Dabrowsky

Enterprise System Information and Event Management Tape backup technology has been the standard for IBM i since the AS/400 days. Does that make it the gold standard? Hardly. Virtual tape libraries enable fully automated, hands-off IBM i backups and get your data offsite without any hassle. So, if you are still paying for tape cartridges and offsite storage, putting your critical data at risk of loss, damage, or theft…this webinar is for you.

  During this 1-hour session, HelpSystems and LaserVault experts join forces to discuss the merits of virtual tape and show you how VTL technology can replace your traditional tape backups. You’ll learn about:  • Cost comparisons

  • • Connectivity options
  • • Configuration considerations
  • • Replication tips and tricks
  • • Backup automation techniques  

You’ll also see automated backups using Robot Save combined with the LaserVault ViTL virtual tape library technology in action!

Chuck Losinski

Director of Technical Solutions, HelpSystems

Chuck Losinski, Director of Technical Solutions for the Robot product line, has been with HelpSystems for nearly 20 years. He has over 30 years of experience in IT, including 25+ years on the IBM i platform.

Chuck's background covers a wide variety of technical responsibilities, involving system implementation, programming, operations, and support. He is certified as an IBM System Administrator and as a HelpSystems Robot Certified Specialist.

Chuck has helped numerous customers automate business applications from Infor, Oracle JD Edwards, HBOC, RxClaim, Infinium, Fiserv, Jack Henry, and more. Currently he is the co-president of the local IBM i user group, QUSER.

Erik Dabrowski


Erik Dabrowsky is a Microsoft certified software developer who has worked for Electronic Storage Corporation / LaserVault since 1993. His areas of expertise include Fibre Channel and SCSI protocol, device driver development, and IBM tape storage solutions.


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