• Subject: Re: moving libraries from user asp to system asp
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 10:59:18 -0800

At 10:09 AM 01/14/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Recently our programming staff installed an upgrade to an application.  Due
>to disk space constraints in the system asp, installation and testing was
>done in the user asp.  This upgrade is now in production and I want to move
>the libraries into the system asp (the user asp consists of old, slow,
>unreliable and unprotected disk arrays).  As I see it I may only have 1
>option - backup the libraries to tape and restore them to the system asp.  I
>noticed that cpylib restricts you to the same asp for source and destination
>libraries. Is there any other way to accomplish moving these libraries from
>one asp to another?  If so, any pros/cons of either method?  Thanks in

A few comments:

1.      You are correct.  The only way to move libraries from one ASP to 
another is to save the libraries, delete them and then restore them 
specifying RSTASP(1).

2.      If you think that your system is protected, with unprotected DASD 
in a User ASP, I am sorry to inform you that you are not.  If a DASD unit 
in the User ASP which is not protected fails, your entire system will act 
like it suffered a failure.  Although you will not lose data from the 
protected System ASP, the system will crash, and you will have to recover 
the failing ASP (*UGLY).  You are better to dump the slow DASD and get current.


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