Here’s a question I’ve been pondering lately. Is the a difference between

1. STRASPVAL *MOVDTA and then removing drives from ASP(in SST) when drives show (Nearly) empty
2. Remove Drives from ASP without first *MOVDTA

Both can be done on live system. It seams that option 2 would a couple less steps to accomplish same end goal.


From: Holger Scherer<mailto:hs@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 12:50 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<mailto:midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: IBM supported doc

the biggest box i moved using this method was about 65TB.
Dont want to calculate how long a Save/Restore would have needed...

Am 08.11.2019 um 18:24 schrieb Steinmetz, Paul via MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

I migrated all data on internal disks from current disks to new larger disks, using STRASPBAL *MOVDTA.
This was done with no down time.

Then, last step was to move the load source.
This required down time, about 1 hour, using DST, copy load source utility.

I sent all my steps to IBM, they approved it, but was recommending a total save with total restore instead.

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