LaserVault Backup (LVB) provides a disk-to-disk (D2D) tapeless backup solution for IBM i Power Systems allowing system administrators access to an always available archive of catalogs to quickly restore backups from a Windows server, NAS, SAN, deduplication appliance or cloud storage.

Risk free 30-day trial available!

  • Connects via TCP/IP
  • Full systems saves with SAVSYSLV 
  • Supports OS/400 and I5/OS V4R3 forward
  • Simplify your processes
  • Strengthen disaster recovery protection
  • Reduce backup windows
  • Backup 10 or more libraries at once
  • Seamless integration with IBM i
  • Replicate backups to the Cloud, offsite location, or external drive

Designed for the needs of small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), LVB allows the IBM i user to stop using physical tape for backup and recovery, eliminating the time-consuming manual processes using tape involves. Begin using LVB the same day it is installed.


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  • Functional details

    Utilizes IBMs APIs to backup and restore full or incremental DB2 databases, Integrated Files Systems (IFS), Document Library Objects (DLO), native objects and spool file and system data to a local or remote Windows server, NAS, SAN, Deduplication Appliance or Cloud Storage Vendor via one or more 1GBe or 10GBe Ethernet connections.

    • Supports both in-line and post-process compression and AES-256 encryption
    • Maintains archival storage cataloging for multiple years of backups
    • Controls retention periods by automatically purging expired backups
    • No special connection needed; users connect to their IBM i via an Ethernet card



  • Business problem

    You don't know the tape is bad until you try to restore it - and then it is too late. Plus tapes involve an inherently manual process that eats up valuable time for IT personnel and users alike.

    Businesses today require highly reliable backup - and that means disk-to-disk.

    In business for over 30 years, Laservault is the solution for IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i) and midrange technology systems. 

  • Business opportunity

    SMBs benefit by gaining increased security for your backups.

    Simple "lights out" functioning insures backups are done on time every time.

    Eliminates the risks inherent with using physical tape, including lost, stolen, mislabeled tapes.

    Significantly reduces the amount of manual labor involved in your backup process.

    You have fast, reliable, secure backups without the hassle of managing physical tapes.

    Stored data is easily accessed and available improving your ability to recover quickly and easily in case of disaster.

    No longer have to transport or store tapes, saving time any money.

    Easy to install and use. Our customers being using LVB the same day it is installed.

    Do full system saves without tape by using the SAVSYSLV feature. 

    Reduce the stress on busy IT personnel by no longer having to manually manage tape backups.


  • Return on investment

    In terms of ROI, if it saves your entire business just once, how much is that worth? Disasters large and small do happen. Access to your data is critical to keep your business in business.

    • Cut backup and recovery times
    • Reduce backup media expense 
    • Automate backups

    It costs less than any tape drive of equivalent capacity, particularly if you include tape media cost, and it provides functions similar to virtual tape libraries costing many times more.

    See a quick live on-line demo and see for yourself. 

  • Competitive advantage

    Complete integration with your AS/400. Backups can be automated so you no longer have to save to save files or FTP. 

    LaserVault Backup is extremely affordable. It costs less than any tape drive of equivalent capacity, particularly if you include tape media cost and storage costs, and it provides functions similar to virtual tape libraries costing many times more.

    It stores each backup as a file on a local or network attached disk array that can be copied for offsite backup, or restored to the iSeries quickly. 

    LVB is fast, reliable, affordable, easy to install, and easy to use. 

    Try it risk free. Ask about our 30-day free trial.

  • Industries

    Banking Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
    Retail Industry
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry

  • Solution areas

    Financial Services/Banking
       Infrastructure and Support Services
       Risk management & compliance
       Store Operations
    Wholesale Distribution
       Business management systems
    Cross industry
       System and data management
          Global Storage Solutions

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

  • Available from these resellers

    Innovative Business Systems
       5218 Comanche Way
       Madison ,  WI   53704
       United States
     Contact name Tom Hinkel
       Phone 608-662-1122

    Levi Ray & Schoup, Inc.
       2410 W Monroe St
       Springfield ,  IL   62704-1439
       United States
     Contact name Tom Pierpon
       Phone 217-793-3800

    CAS Severn
       6201 Chevy Chase Drive
       Laurel ,  MD   20707
       United States
     Contact name Kathy Evans
       Phone 800-252-4715

    IT Solutions Group Inc
       15701 Hwy 50, Suite 204
       Clermont ,  FL   34711
       United States
     Contact name Matt Stadler
       Phone 847-962-7190

       20 Court Street
       Suite 101
       Freehold ,  NJ   07728
       United States
     Contact name Bob Morici
       Phone 732-863-1244

    DMC Technology Group
       7657 King's Pointe Rd
       Toledo ,  OH   43617
       United States
     Contact name Rich Johnston
       Phone 419.535.2900

    Sanwa Comtec K.K.
       Sanwa Building 3-4-3
       Roppongi, Minato-ku,
       Tokyo ,  Japan   106-0032
     Contact name Satoshi Tojoh
       Phone +81-3-3583-2386

    Team Computing
       Level 3, IBM Tower, 60 City Road
       Southbank ,  VIC   3006
     Contact name Matthew O'Brien
       Phone 1300-832-628

    Tectrade b.v.
       Kleine Buitenom 8
       AP Culemborg  4101
     Contact name Antoni Uni
       Phone +31 345 547 040

    ProActive Solutions
       5625 Foxridge Drive
       Mission ,  KS   66202
       United States
     Contact name Patrick Mason
       Phone 816-810-1366

       3168 Mercer University Dr, Suite 200
       Chamblee ,  GA   30341
       United States
     Contact name Lori Blan
       Phone 770-216-4462

       3721 Cherokee Street
       Kennesaw ,  GA   30144
       United States
     Contact name Harold Raeford
       Phone 404.392.4097

    VSS Inc
       382 Galleria Parkway Suite 400
       Madison ,  MS   39110
       United States
     Contact name Kit Tilghman
       Phone 601.853.8550

    Sirius Computer Systems
       10801 Mastin Blvd, Suite 900
       Overland Park ,  KS   66210
       United States
     Contact name Sheryl Lamkin
       Phone 913-322-2008

  • Solution collateral

    Name Date Categories
    May 15, 2020 Reference Architecture
    May 20, 2021 Reference Architecture
    May 15, 2020 Video demonstration
    May 15, 2020 Education
    May 20, 2021 Reference Architecture
    May 20, 2021 Reference Architecture
    May 20, 2021 Reference Architecture

Technical information

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    IBM i (i5 formerly i5/OS V5)
       IBM Systems: Power
    i 5.4
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 6.1
       IBM BladeCenter JSxx (POWER processor-based)
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 7.1
       IBM BladeCenter JSxx (POWER processor-based)
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 7.2
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 7.3
       IBM Systems: Power

  • Services

    IBM Managed backup cloud – Fastprotect online
    IBM Managed backup cloud – Remote data protection
    Business Recovery Services
    Infrastructure Solutions: Internet Technologies
    Infrastructure Solutions: Networking
    Infrastructure Solutions: Systems Management & IT Optimization
    Small & Medium Business Solutions
    Systems Management & Networking Services
    Total Systems Management Services

Date last modified:    Jun 25, 2021

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