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Partner TechTip: Work Schedule Entry (WRKSCHDE) Is Not Free PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

Do your developers spend time writing code to manage your schedule?

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

A free scheduler sounds like a great idea, doesn't it? However, Work Schedule Entry isn't free if your team spends time writing code to control dependencies. It isn't free if your operators have to look at QSYSOPR to determine when to force the next job. It isn't free when you consider the time you spend pulling together the reports your auditors demand, such as Who can create jobs or Who changed the job in your scheduler.

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Partner TechTip: Get the Message to the Right Expert PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

Notify the correct person, fast!

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

The battle of escalating issues quickly for resolution has two parts. Half of the battle is getting the message to the correct person to handle the issue: Who should you notify? Who is responsible for the problem? Who is the expert? The other half of the battle is solving the issue as quickly as possible: Who knows the right answer? Who has the authority to handle the issue? Who is available?

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
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TechTip: Use GO BACKUP to Uncover Holes in Your Backup Strategy PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Steve Pitcher   
Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

Do you know when your libraries were backed up and whether any changes occurred since then? Here's the easy way to find out.

steven_pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Whether you're backing up your system using a custom CL program, a third-party product, or the Backup Tasks menu is irrelevant. Missing objects and libraries in your nightly backup is not.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 12:25
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TechTip: P2V on a Tight Budget PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Jarek Miszczyk   
Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

Convert your physical Windows XP workstation to a virtual machine.

jarek_miszczykWritten by Jarek Miszczyk

Virtualization has recently become ubiquitous and is rapidly gaining ground in complex data centers as well as on personal computers. One concept that you may have encountered in the context of virtualization is physical to virtual (P2V) system migration. P2V boils down to a process that allows you to take a snapshot image of a fully functional physical system, inject the drivers and configuration artifacts required by the target hypervisor, and deploy the image in a virtual machine (VM). Here are some obvious benefits of running your workload in a virtual machine rather than on a physical system:

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00
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Partner TechTip: How Long Does It Take to Reorganize a File with IBM i? PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Thursday, 29 April 2010 23:00

You simply don't know without Robot/SPACE.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

When you reorganize a file in IBM i, the operating system locks users out of the file, which could mean no access to an entire application. So, why reorganize files? You do it because deleted records take up extra space if files are never reorganized.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 April 2010 23:00
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TechTip: Take Charge of Your Situation with Job Watcher Situational Analysis PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Guest.Visitor   
Thursday, 15 April 2010 23:00

Analyze your iSeries performance more effectively.

sandra_chromeyWritten by Sandra Chromey

Is your system running poorly and you don't understand why? Is the CPU underutilized, but customers are complaining about jobs taking too long? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of managing your iSeries all on your own? Wouldn't it be great if you could talk to the performance experts and have them assess your situation?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 April 2010 16:18
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Partner TechTip: Coordinate FTP Securely from IBM i to Windows, Linux, or UNIX PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:00

Be secure with your data during FTP transactions.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Do you feel like you have little control over the FTP processes that transfer data amongst your various systems in your network? Are these events coordinated, or do they happen whenever someone decides to send data? Do your night operators send data to other servers as part of their duties? Have you ever missed a critical milestone in your night processing because data was late?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:00
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Partner TechTip: Analyze Web Site Activity Through Graphs and Reports PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Floyd Del Muro   
Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00

Marketing wants Web analytics in a simple and modern view to validate campaigns.

floyd_delmuroWritten by Floyd Del Muro

Perhaps your ISP gives you canned reports on Web site activity that don't show you what you need to know or don't offer very good historical reporting. Or perhaps you'd like a better way to do more in-depth or ad hoc analysis. If your organization would like to improve how it tracks, reports, and analyzes Web site activity, consider Help/Systems' SEQUEL for the task.

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