• Subject: RE: Saving spool files!
  • From: Eric Sundell PMI <esundell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 08:29:00 -0800

I would like the code for this, thanks.
By the way, I have never tried this but what would be the possibility of
saving
and restoring the DB file in QSPL, that's where the spool files and their
information actually are, but I'm not sure if they would automatically get
picked up by the system or what.-EDS 

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Subject:    Re: Saving spool files!
Author: "Shannon O'Donnell" [SMTP:ORION@auburnctnet.com]
Date:       3/17/99 12:14 PM

You could use the spool APIs to save and restore your spool files. This
would
allow you to capture ALL attributes and restore ALL attributes.

Midrange Computing ran an article with a utility to do this back in 94 or 95
(can't remember which), but you could log on to that web site
(www.midrangecomputing.com) and download the code from there for it.

Also, I have a different utility I wrote to save and restore entire output
queues. I did this when I was doing CISC to RISC conversions and I was tired
of
doing the copy to database file routine.  If you want the code I have, send
me a
private email and I'll send it to you.

Shannon O'Donnell
orion@auburnctnet.com

Graap, Ken wrote:

> 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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