Another option is to use one of the HA vendors to mirror the data and refresh. So with PowerHA for example you'd set up the data as a replica of production. Once it's current you *DETACH replication and then use it on the test machine as long as you'd like. When ready to refresh simply *REATTACH and PowerHA will bring everything up to current. Then *DETACH again and use it.

If your data is on SAN it's even better because then you can simply flashcopy production and there you have it. AND you can make multiple flash copies so each developer thinks they have their own copy!

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 12/14/2015 2:11 PM, Richard Reeve wrote:


I am not an LPAR expert and was hoping for a little advice. I have a
box with 3 LPARS. One production, one test and one development.

I am looking for advice on the most straight forward way of refreshing
the test LPAR from production. Is there a way that I could automate? If
so, how? FWIW - the library names are the same in both test and production.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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