You need to see the SWA talk that I do at COMMON.

If you (ort anyone else) want the handout, send me private e-mail.

There are two ways to use SWA, the hard way and the easy way.  Had IBM
coded this function properly the would have given us parameters of *HARD
and *EASY, but they didn't.

In both cases, SWA will easily do an bad save, and not tell you!  You must
read the documentation, and obtain a basic understanding of the function.

I do my SWA talk usually right before "ask the experts" night, where I am
flattered to be invited to attend, and usually get 20+ users that come up
to me from my talk and say "Do you mean to tell me that my save strategy is
flawed?"  The answer is usually "Yes".


Al Barsa, Jr.
Barsa Consulting Group, LLC


914-251-9406 fax


                    "Rick Rayburn"
                    <the400man@hotmail.       To:     midrange-l@midrange.com
                    com>                      cc:
                    Sent by:                  Subject:     The General 
Consequences when using Save While Active?

                    01/18/02 10:13 AM
                    Please respond to

We are considering the incorporation of this parameter into our nightly
backup routine because there are occasions when some of our files are
receiving updates during the execution of the backup program.

Question...EXCLUDING committment control issues which were just previously
discussed in another thread, are there any NEGATIVE ramifications to using
the SWA parameter? Abnormal termination of save command? Effects on the
being saved when open and updating? Anything else that may dissuade me from
going in this direction.

Thanks much.

Rick Rayburn

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