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Re: replicate PROD iseries box to distant TEST box cross-country



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On 10 Oct 2013 21:26, Vikhyath Kamath wrote:
I thought we could do SAVE while active to Save files!!

Saves to a save file are limited to one /library/ object. Thus "saving to save files won't allow" saving "more than one" library. And that is irrespective the Save active (SAVACT) specification on the save command.

Also, doesn't the SAVRSTOBJ needs SNA setup?

Yes.
http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/topic/rzarm/rzarmobjcht.htm
_i ObjectConnect function i_
"...
To use the ObjectConnect functions, you must have ObjectConnect installed on both the source and target systems. The systems must be connected with one of the following methods:

* Local area network (LAN) or remote communications line with Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) and Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (APPN*).
* LAN or remote communications line with Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) with AnyNet* or Enterprise Extender support.
* Fiber optic bus with OptiConnect.
..."

Enterprise Extender [or AnyNet] would enable that capability over TCP/IP.

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/topic/rzajt/rzajtentext.htm
_Configuring Enterprise Extender communications for the iSeries system_
"Enterprise Extender is a networking architecture that allows Systems Network Architecture (SNA) applications to run over IP networks using High Performance Routing (HPR).

Enterprise Extender is the preferred way to run SNA applications over IP networks with communications input/output adapters (IOAs), such as Gigabit Ethernet, because these IOAs do not require an input/output processor (IOP). Communications adapters that do not use an IOP do not support SNA. Therefore, Enterprise Extender is required to run SNA over these adapters. It is recommends that Enterprise Extender be used in place of AnyNet®.
..."

Regards, Chuck


On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:38 PM, Evan Harris wrote:

Is this just one library, or more than one ?

If more than one, do the objects and data need to be in synch in the
saved libraries ? If they need to be in synch, are you stopping any
processes that might cause updates while the save takes place ? This
is where a save to virtual tape might prove more effective as you
can use save while qctive to minimise the outage window and also save
all the libraries in <one> hit. Saving to save files won't allow you
to do that.

If it's only one library and the machine is another IBM i I would
skip the FTP option and go with SAVRSTOBJ in most cases. It uses
less storage and is much tidier, in my opinion.






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