Mark,

SH48028 delivered an enhancement for XA R7.8 and R9 to allow for Save-while-Active processing of the AMFLIB/AMTLIB backup to disk.
Note that even with Save-while-Active, the system needs a brief moment to obtain an exclusive lock on the library files. Customer feedback we have received shows a decrease of the time that the environment must be in dedicated mode between 70 and 95%.

SH42617 delivered an enhancement for XA R7.8 and R9 to allow execution of the XA pre- and post-backup processing independent of the XA file backup.

Please make sure to read the cover letters for these 2 PTFs for complete details.

Thx,
Christophe.

Christophe Heyman
christophe.heyman@xxxxxxxxx | www.infor.com

-----Original Message-----
From: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marc Rohde
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 4:19 PM
To: 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion'
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Save while active vs. Mapics Backup

We are considering starting to use the save while active function on a daily basis rather than running the Mapics Backup procedure daily to avoid the need to get a dedicated system. We will run the Mapics procedure at a regular frequency (weekly or monthly TBD) but not daily.

Are there any issues or considerations that we would be aware of before making this procedure change? I suspect there are others on the list who have made similar changes to minimize the down time of putting the environment into a dedicated mode.

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