• Subject: Re: Disk Balancing with V4R3
  • From: "Ashok Dave" <ashdave@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 06:31:02 PST

There is also another associated cmd you may want to get (RPQ), called 
WRKASP. It is very useful if you have multiple ASPs.
Ash.
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>
>The command is used to rebalance disks in an ASP. It is on V4R3, but 
can be PTFd
>to V4R2 (Mr. Neal "PTF" Clark can probably tell us the number).  This 
is a great
>command to use after you add new DASD to an existing ASP.  Think about 
what
>happens currently, you have 50GB of DASD at 80%, you then add 10GB more 
DASD to
>that existing ASP.  Now you have the existing Disk units at 80% and the 
new disks
>almost empty.  What the AS/400 does is concentrates all the writes to 
the new
>disks, until they are even with the old disks as far as amount of disk 
space
>used.  This new command should be used after installing new disks, to 
move the
>data on the exisitng disks across all the disks in the ASP.  So in our 
example,
>instead of the old disks at 80% and the new ones at 0%, after you run 
DSKBAL you
>will have all the disks at 66% (roughly).
>
>    HTH
>
>        Pete Massiello
>
>"Graap, Ken" wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have any information on the following command:
>>
>>                                                    Disk Balance 
(DSKBAL)
>>
>>
>>
>>         Type choices, press Enter.
>>
>>         Number of minutes 0-9999 . . . .        BALTIM
>> *CHECK
>>         ASP to balance . . . . . . . . .        ASP                     
*ALL
>>
>>         Balance how often:                      ONCE
>>
>>           Every IPL, or once . . . . . .
>> *ONCE
>>           Minutes each sucessive IPL . .
>> 0
>>
>> There is no online help for the command and I can't find anything 
about it
>> when I do a search of the Softcopy documentation either...
>>
>> The command does exists on my V4R3 system... I can prompt it!
>>
>> Kenneth
>>
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