This sounds interesting. I may have to try it. We do have source code for XA.

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On Sep 14, 2010, at 7:01 PM, "Richard Stover" <rstover@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

At a high level you for sure need to get a dedicated environment long enough to run the true XA backup disk-to-disk then back up the save files to tape later. As for applications outside XA that do not test for dedicated mode the actaul back up process does record locking, not file locking. Therefore if you put say a 5 sec. wait in the calling routine to handle the record lock neither XA or the other application should care. Worth experimenting with.

Dick Stover
Guide Technologies, LLC

-----Original Message-----
From: Barb Baase <BBaase@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 2:22 PM
To: mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Dedicated Mapics Backup

I am just wondering, in general, how do people get a dedicated Mapics
backup in a 24/7 environment?
Is it a recommended practice to use SQL servers and synchronize data to
them to be used by applications such as shop floor data collection, so
that those applications can use the data from the SQL server while the
iSeries is down? My knowledge of SQL and it's abilities is very limited
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