• Subject: Re: Managing PTF's...Strategy?
  • From: "Ashok Dave" <ashdave@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 06:39:24 PDT

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Jim, if you have read Alan Smiths comments on this, I concurr with 
those.  Also, if you perm apply ptfs and find out one was bad, the only 
resolution is to reload LIC and OS from a full save from before making 
the fixes perm or from pid tapes and then applying the latest cume 
again. Of course, then you also need to find all individual ptfs you 
applied.
It is generally a good idea to let a tape management company store your 
tapes off site. This is especially true if you have a large data centre 
with LOTS of tapes. What they do is store them in a safe vault, usually 
concrete encased, fire, flood, tornado proof. The company should also 
give you contact numbers to call if you need tapes retrieved in an 
emergence, 24x7. 
Regards
Ashok
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>You Guru's
>
>I'd like to start a discussion dealing with the management of PTF's and
>Client Access upgrades.
>
>My own thoughts on this are to keep current and perm apply after a week
>or so if all is well.
>
>IPLSRC A, B....?
>
>I've not been involved in operations that much as I've mainly been
>application programming for
>the last 10 years.
>
>Being in a two person shop now where the manager appears to know less
>than I do about *managing* the 400 I'd like some feedback on some *best
>practices* approaches...
>
>Is it normal to run off IPLSRC B everyday ?
>
>Is it not more effecient to perm apply your ptf's ?
>
>How many have been burned by a perm applied ptf that was bad ?
>What was the solution ?
>
>How about tape backup management, isn't it a bit risky to take backup
>tapes home with you
>escpecially when your not keeping them in a safe ?
>
>Everyplace else i've worked has had there tapes picked up by a service
>company ( not sure what exactly they do with them ) : )
>
>I'd like to see the two of us run an organized shop with good practices
>in place but right now I think we have much room for improvement.
>
>I can't make these decisions but I can make suggestions. Perhaps after
>hearing about what others
>are doing I'll have even better suggestions to make.
>
>Oh where Oh where will I find a well managed IS dept...
>
>tia
>
>--
>Jim
>I'm surprised anything works at all
>http://www.netcom.com/~jimwelsh/welcome/welcome.html
>mailto:jimwelsh@ix.netcom.com
>
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