Here's what it says in the System Admin Guide:

In the procedures that follow, we use a sample queue manager name of QMgr1 and a
sample subsystem name of SUBX. Replace these with your own. 

Planned shutdown
One hour before shutdown, execute: 

To shut down the queue manager, execute: 

If QMgr1 does not end, the channel or applications are probably busy. 
If you need to shut down QMgr1 immediately, execute the following: 


Quoting "Ingvaldson, Scott" <SIngvaldson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> That's news to me.
> Per
> K
> To quiese MQ Series:
> On Versions 5.2 or later, use the ENDMQM command: ENDMQM MQMNAME(*ALL)
> This should end all of your MQ Series jobs, leaving only the SBS active.
> What would be the point of waiting an hour?
> Regards,
> Scott Ingvaldson
> iSeries System Administrator
> GuideOne Insurance Group   
> -----Original Message-----
> date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:20:26 -0700
> from: Jerry <jdraper@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> subject: quiesce mq
> IBM recommends that you wait an hour after quiescing mq before taking mq
> dowm.
> Does everyone do this and why?
> Jerry Draper
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