Tempting, really tempting. Is 7x17GB big enough to hold all the LPP's we
may be using, and, when we run the GO LICPGM,40 the image catalog media we
may be creating?
Do you wipe this clean with each new release to clean it up? I am
thinking that doing so would get rid of stuff like QPFRDTA vs QMPGDATA,
old ptf save files that, even though you diligently applied them
permanently, still managed to leave a few. And other errata. And, the
keys would only be good for lpars on the same box. Reentering keys isn't
a show stopper though.
Do you only use this for OS upgrades? Or do you use it for PTF's also?
For example, I order the cume and all groups (whether installed or not),
then I also get all "recommended" ptfs. I also run iNav to compare to see
if I've missed any that I may have put on a single lpar only. I end up
with a LOT of image catalog entries. And I am sure that a lot are
duplicates. Sure, groups aren't supposed to have any ptf's that are on
the cume. But I still wonder. For example, the latest SP for IBM i
Access for Windows is probably on a cume (may be out of date), a group (or
2 or 3), and probably a "recommended" also.