What backup software is available?
Generally DOS backup programs will work under OS/2 Warp, but they may not capture some OS/2 data (especially extended attributes) on the hard disk without the assistance of utilities such as EABackup [see (3.2) Shareware and Freeware Sources].
OS/2 Warp backup tools are available, notably:
ADSM IBM 800-IBM-CALL ARCsolo Cheyene 800-243-9462 Back Again/2 Computer Data Strategies 612-730-4156 Back in a Flash! CCT Inc. 612-339-5870 BackMaster MSR Development 409-564-1862 BakupWiz PCX 619-259-9797 800-800-4PCX DMS/Intelligent Backup Sterling 916-635-5535 DualStor IBM 800-IBM-2-YOU NovaBack NovaStor 818-707-9900 Sytos Premium Sytron 508-898-0100 508-898-2608 (BBS)
Note that BackMaster now supports portable tape drives designed to attach to a parallel port, including those made by Colorado/HP, as well as other tape drives (SCSI and non-SCSI).
Keeping your data and applications safe and secure means that you have a well rehearsed backup and restore strategy. This strategy should be tested, because your backup is only useful if it can be restored. Make sure that the OS/2 Warp backup software you choose has the features you need for your backup strategy and that it supports a wide variety of tape backup systems (including yours).
(2.5) Specific Hardware Recommendations (3.2) Shareware and Freeware Sources (4.4) Starting OS/2 from Diskette (3.15) Dealers Specializing in OS/2 Warp