• Subject: Re: Saving spool files!
  • From: "Emilio Padilla" <vpadilla@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 12:24:29 -0600

I know, and that is a real pain in ....
What we do is that in my installation we have 1 AS/400 for development, so
any time I do have to go trough something like you, all I do is to send all
the spools a want to keep to the other system, after a finish I do the same
the other way around.

Emilio Padilla

-----Original Message-----
From: Graap, Ken <keg@exchange.gasco.com>
To: 'Midrange' <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 11:42 AM
Subject: Saving spool files!


>Time to share my frustration...
>
>I'm in the process of planning a major configuration change to our
>production system which will involve backing up the entire system (twice)
>scratching all system data, initializing the system, adding 22 new disk
>drives, reconfiguring RAID sets and ASP's and then reloading the entire
>system.
>
>This is all a pretty straight forward process (even though it will take 32
>hours!) for everything on the system except spool files.
>
>I wish IBM would treat a spool file as a real object.
>
>I know I can copy the spool file to a DB file or to a folder, backup up the
>DB file or folder and then restore it later, in fact I do archive spool
>files regularly via BRMS but only after they have aged about 30 days.
>
>The restore process results in the loss of several very important
>attributes. The most important being the Jobname the file was originally
>created in and the original creation date. This really makes things
>difficult when trying to locate a spool file after it has been restored...
>and ... we have 1000's of spool files users access on a regular basis.
>
>Does anyone else share my frustration?
>
>Does anyone have a good reason why IBM couldn't create a "spool object"
>which could be saved and restored just like any other object on the system,
>without changing original attributes?
>
>Doing this would sure make my life easier....
>
>Geesh!
>
>Kenneth
>
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