Paul,

I can certainly restrict the test box for a period of time. Tape
drives are compatible. I'll give your method a shot and see where it takes
me.

Thanks much!

Rich

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Paul Nelson <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Can you get an outage on the test box? Are the tape drives on production
and
test compatible?

Here's what I do - With the HMC or the console, I put the test box into a
restricted condition. Then, I use a program that deletes the libraries that
will later be restored from tape. Once that's done, I use the Friday night
weekly save tape(s) and my restore program gets the libraries restored from
tape.

The tape library has 4 drives in it, so this past weekend, I was able to
utilize all 4 to blow away and restore 38 different data libraries. The
change management software keeps the test boxes synchronized as far as
everything else is concerned.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Richard Reeve
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 1:11 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Lpar refresh strategy

All,

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.

Rich
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