Please consider another product that will provide similar function by 
LakeView Technologies, the developer of MIMIX the leading High 
Availability software..

To address your question, Lakeview responds...

"This is exactly what MIMIX Promoter accomplishes.  Promoter creates a 
copy of the production file, through programming techniques, that 
basically reads the production file (non-exclusively) and copies records 
to a shadow copy of the file.  At the point the copy starts, MIMIX 
bookmarks additional transactions against the file by utilizing OS/400 
journaling.  If journaling is active for the file, MIMIX will utilize the 
active journal, if journaling is not active - Promoter will start 
journaling against the file "under the covers" with no user requirement to 
activate journaling.  Promoter will then apply journal entries since the 
copy of the file started until it is completely caught up and current in 
order to catch the orphan activity.  At some point when the activity is 
current and the shadow is copy is being updated in near real-time, the 
user can select to swap the shadow file into production and attach any 
logical files.  The user can execute this swap process manually or have 
Promoter execute the swap.  The swap process can take a few minutes and 
during this window - users cannot be accessing the file.  However, at 
least 90% of the reorg downtime should be eliminated and Promoter handles 
all of the required functions."

Mitchell K. Kleinman
Executive Vice President
CCS - an IBM Premier Business Partner
949-476-0874 (Main)
949-261-3298 (Direct)
949-261-9164 (Office Fax)
425-940-1954 (eFax)
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02/09/2003 11:26 PM
Please respond to "SSA's BPCS ERP System"

        Subject:        Re: New Product Announcement - Reorg without locking 

Dear Mr. Shea,

While your mentioned web site was interesting, it was far from informative 

(other than purveying the knowledge of how to purchase your products). 
exactly, does one properly reorganize a physical file on the AS/400 
locking the files"?

Your "Still Not Convinced?" section pointed only to other "ArcTools" 
customers, and the comments from ALL of those references were vague AT 
"Independent Software Reviewer"?  "Manager, Manufacturing Information 
Services, medical devices"?  "Partner, International Consulting Firm"?  I 
could go on, but the lack of a single person putting their name to a quote 

speaks for itself.

I believe that we can all agree that your archiving tool is a fine 
I also believe that those of us that understand the AS/400 are going to 
more than the vague word of "AS/400 Consultant" to convince us that you 
reorganize files without locking the system, unless you plan on lowering 
security levels...


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA

"There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the 
taxidermist leaves the hide." -- Mortimer Caplin

10:41:12 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> DCSoftware is proud to announce the release of the ReorgWizard.
> ReorgWizard allows AS/400 and iSeries shops to reorganize physical files 
> place, without locking users out of the system.  If finding the time to 
> reorgs is a problem for your BPCS shop, please visit 
> for more information.

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