When you test your fail overs, do you have any jobs that have to be peacefully ended, do the failover, then start those jobs on the DR box.
Our Production LPAR has many jobs (100+) that communicate with remote servers.
From what I've been told, these would all have to be brought down peacefully, role swap, then restart.
This entire process could be 10 to 20 minutes.
So during the role swap, the system is basically unavailable.


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Disaster recovery solutions

Is stuff like this built in to

We're on premises for IBM i stuff. We have three Power 8's. I work at the 'off-site'. Kind of peaceful here. We use Mimix. We do our nightly backups here off of the Mimix data. We test fail over's quarterly. Like last weekend.

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
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From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
Date: 12/17/2015 11:02 AM
Subject: RE: Disaster recovery solutions
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


I'm working on a very similar situation with our company.
They want a number (approaching 7 digits), but are not willing to spend
the time to answer all the requirement questions first.

Below is a link I recently discovered while searching the archives.

Community Post: List of IBM i High Availability Vendors


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Richard Reeve
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:45 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Disaster recovery solutions


One of my clients is looking for a disaster recovery solution. They
are privately held. The system is a model E4A with processor code 5634.
The system has 3 LPARS. Production (2109 G of Disk), Test (372.8 G of
Disk) and a development environment that has yet to be set up. They are
7.1 and run PRMS and some custom code. There are 4 plants and about 150

We are looking for a cost effective solution that can be implemented
in a day or 2.

Any thoughts/advise are welcome.

Thanks much.

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