I really cannot change anything - it's part of MAPICS code. Our AS/400 backups start with MAPICS backup. MAPICS is submits end jobs for all inquiry jobs that have a lock on a file called SYSCTL. Usually this is about 20 different users and all the jobs end within a few minutes, there are no locks on SYSCTL, and MAPICS knows it can backup all MAPICS files. If it cannot get a lock within 1.5 hours, it aborts the backup. The problem is that the end request that MAPICS submits sometimes seems not to work and I think it is due to Novell pop ups. -----Original Message----- From: rob@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 11:57 AM To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: Re: Novell pop ups delay end job request Perhaps it is the controlled end versus the immediate? Question: Does your logic check to see if there is a lock on the file, if so end the job and wait until the job ends? If so, then perhaps you need to end the job still, but then check to see if there is still a lock on the file. I wonder if the job ends enough to release the lock? Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com "Burns, Bryan" <burnsbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 03/29/2004 11:23 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject Novell pop ups delay end job request Around 11 pm last night Novell sent a pop up message to a PC workstation to warn the user that the server connection was going to be terminated. No user was around to answer the message. The PC was also running a MAPICS session at that time using Client Access. At midnight a controlled end job request (CPC1126) was issued for the MAPICS job running on the PC but the job did not end, apparently due to the pop up message. Because the job did not end, we did not obtain an AS/400 backup last night. I went to the PC this morning and as soon as I cleared the Novell popups, the AS/400 job started ending (CPC1235), followed 30 seconds later by the job actually ending (CPF1164). There was also a popup that said Client 32: Could not auto-connect to server HPFS_1 because logins have been disabled. The AS/400 spent all night trying to end this session but would not end it until I cleared the pop ups. The network guys are skeptical that a Novell pop up can prevent the AS/400 from ending a job but are willing to work with me on this. This is not the first time this has happened. Has anyone encountered this before? We run Novell over both IP and IPX. Bryan Burns System Operator Echo, Inc. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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