YMMV of course. I know one poor soul that used an image catalog on a Power5 520 with two drives mirrored no cache and it took like 35 hours.

I just did a 2-year catch up (including TR4 to TR8) at a customer on Saturday with a Power7 all spinny disks (48 drives.) Perm apply all followed by load and apply was just about 90 minutes total. Four IPLs were counted in there but all were automatic.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 7/28/2014 3:44 PM, Jeff Crosby wrote:


The instructions for the latest cume PTF package for i 7.1 (level 14143)
says it takes 3-5 hours. Wow. I realize it will vary by hardware, but is
that accurate?

System i 520, will be loading from *SERVICE.


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