• Subject: Re: DASD partitioning
  • From: Bob Larkin <blarkin@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 23:12:30 -0800

Marcia,
You do not have to use the same library names. If the software forces you to, I
would recommend re-examining your choice of vendors. It make this bold statement
because the library list is the best tool for maintaining test and production
environments on the same machine. It has been my experience that any package 
that
attempts to prevent this is not a good package. It is usually a port from 
another
platform, by a vendor that does not have a clue about the AS/400.

You want to segregate data between production and test environments. Programs,
display files, printer files you will probably wish to share. Data should reside
in another library. in this instance, a library list handles the job well. for
example:
    Production                Test
    PRODDATA         TESTDATA
    PROGLIB             PROGLIB
    DISPLAYLIB        DISPLAYLIB

If the production data is in the same library as the programs, you can still
place a test library above the program library in the library list. Unless the
software is REALLY lame, it will allow the system to find the first occurence of
the file in the library list.

Bob
Winder, Marcia wrote:

> Hi Emilo, Thanks for responding, let me see if I can explain a little
> further.
>
> We are currently running V4R1 on our system, the software I asked about
> though is 3rd party. One version of the 3rd party software must communicate
> with our mainframe in a production environment. The other version is in a
> test environment which does not need to communicate with the mainframe.
> However, we must maintain the same file and library names in both
> environments. The only way we figured to do this was to partion the disk.
> ANY IDEAS???
>
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