Is a regular IPL still "best practice" on these new boxes?
On 10/1/2013 2:55 PM, Buzz Fenner wrote:
We do production backups every business day, and save the entire systemplus
IPL the system on the last day of the week.it's an
We don't use the GO SAVE menu to accomplish this 2nd backup; instead
in-house-written program equipped with prompts (and bailout points) forthe
user and tape volume validation code. It's also interactive up to thepoint
of issuing the power down with restart. The user acknowledges a series ofnot
prompts along the way. This job runs in QCTL. (We don't have real
properly-trained system operators to handle these tasks, so the boss did
want to give them that sort of system access. These are part-timeemployees
and I see his point.)is) to
We changed over from a Power 5 to a Power 7 last weekend, so no more
twinax! (Yes, we had twinax devices.)
We had modified our code (with what also had been fixed via ptf, that
get TCP shutdown before ending the subsystems. It's a combination ofclient.
EndTcpPtp, EndHostSvr, & EndTcp with 5 minute delays sprinkled in between
Now the twinax operator's workstation has been replaced with a thin
The program as written no longer works because communication isterminated
with the workstation before they have the opportunity to answer someinto
A guy with our Business Partner suggested loading up the Ops Console from
iSeries Access For Windows and somehow giving the operator a back door
I'm thinking of rewriting the process that does all the input validation
gives the operator the option of submitting a batch job (to QCTL) to
complete the task.
Better ideas, suggestions, or am I just way off base here?
FWIW, BRMS is not an option.
Business Systems Analyst/Systems Administrator
City Water & Light
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