It might be a bit of technicality but it isn't hibernation. You are experiencing the wonders of IBM i and its ability to recover from user error. I did the same thing in our test environment last year, BTW, so please don't take offense to that statement.

The newly announced capability of hibernating an IBM i partition should allow you to suspend a partition in its current state and restart the entire platform, wiping out the contents of the memory, then resume it at the point it was suspended. This should be the beginnings of a possible Live Partition Mobility function for IBM i in the future.

In your case, if the system had restarted, you might be looking at some damaged objects or worse, a recovery. But, not to rain on your parade, great job for learning something new and pushing the boundaries!

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bruce Hoffman
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:54 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: I missed another memo

I skipped a step this afternoon while IPLing a hosting partition...
forgot to take down the hosted partition...

A6xx0255 at the HMC on the hosted partition... what?

Holy reincarnation, Batman! When the hosting partition comes up, the hosted partition is right where I left it... my 5250 session didn't even disconnect.

Didn't believe my eyes! I IPL'd it again... same result! Hibernation!

When did that happen?

"When I die, I want to die like my grandmother who died peacefully
in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
- Author Unknown

R Bruce Hoffman

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