Outsource your encrypted IBM i (AS/400) backups without handling cartridges


With PHL Backup, you can transfer backed-up data away from the IBM i, to any platform accessible from the IBM i via TCP-IP and FTP (typically a NAS), in complete security with backup encryption, and at lower cost thanks to a compression ratio of up to 80%.

Capitalize on IBM’s native functions

In addition to TCP-IP and FTP, PHL Backup relies on the IBM i’s native backup and scheduling functions, so there’s no need to purchase a specific IBM license.

PHL Backup backups are organized in the form of user-configurable strategies, in terms of content, retention and scheduling. PHL Backup backs up all data on the IBM i: traditional libraries, as well as data in “PC” format from IFS and/or QDLS, and also system configuration and security data.

Back up all your IBMi data

Traditional libraries, such as data in “PC” format from IFS and/or QDLS, but also system configuration and safety data.

When a restore is required, the user simply selects the desired backup. PHL Backup repatriates it to the IBM i and makes it available in a virtual drive.

PHL Backup manages the catalog of backups, so if a restoration is required, the operator simply selects the desired backup. Distant Backup repatriates it to the IBM i and makes it available in a virtual drive.

PH. Backup does not automatically restore data, to avoid any risk of overwriting. This allows users to restore only the data they need.





The three most common use cases

Local network

Backups are externalized to an internal server (NAS, FTP or other)

Internet network

Pre-encryption enables backups to be made over an unsecured network, to an external server (NAS, FTP or other).

IBM i deployment

Data is duplicated to another IBMi for backup or restore purposes, to automatically reconstruct environments.

PHL Portail: the complete runtime environment supplied with all PHL products. It's a high-performance graphics solution that incorporates all the advances of the web and modern workstations.


For developers

The PHL Portal lets you set up programs, create users or groups of users, and assign them the necessary rights according to their responsibilities. It is secured by profile or by user group.

For users

Just like a Windows application, the PHL Soft toolbar can be customized to include the most frequently used applications and utilities. All PHL Soft programs run in the PHL portal.

Frequently asked questions


Does this apply to all types of AS/400?

PHL Soft solutions run on IBMi machines equipped with at least release V7R1 (the oldest release still supported by IBM).

Which web browsers are compatible with PHL Soft?

For developers, iE 11 is required.

On the user side, Chrome, Firefox and Edge can be used (with a few security-related restrictions).

How are PHL Soft solutions installed?

Each customer receives the complete PHL Soft solution kit. Depending on the solutions purchased (PHL Web, PHL XML, PHL Query, PHL Print or PHL Mobile), activation keys are issued to start working.

Why choose PHL Soft solutions rather than rewriting applications?

Rewriting a business application means running the risk of losing all the company's business knowledge, as these applications are generally quite old and often have little or no documentation.

How long will it take to get the new programs into production?

New programs can be implemented very quickly if you work in phases. In the first phase, the application is taken over as is thanks to a rapid one-shot conversion, identical to the 5250. In a second phase, it can be improved over time.

How much does a new program with PHL Soft cost?

The cost of a program generated by a PHL Soft solution is de facto much lower than when applications are redeveloped (it is generally considered that it takes as much time to redevelop an application as to write the initial program).

PHL Soft solutions dispense with the analysis of the existing system as a reengineering phase (unlike program rewriting): the process is therefore far less time-consuming and therefore far less costly than new development.

How are users of the generated programs managed?

The PHL Portal module enables developers and administrators to create users and manage their rights.

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