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TechTip: Soup Up iSeries Access, Part II PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Sam Lennon   
Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00

Make your life easier by enabling the cut, copy, and paste shortcut keys in iSeries Access.

sam_lennon.pngby Sam Lennon

Say what you like about Windows; it has added a significant level of consistency across applications that many rely on. I love the efficiency of the Windows shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste (Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V, respectively), and I use them in many applications instead of clicking on icons in the tool bar or clicking on the Edit menu. Since these keys work consistently across virtually all Windows applications, you get into the habit of using them everywhere.

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 14:52
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TechTip: AIX Online Backups with Splitcopy PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by David Tansley   
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

It's easy to incorporate your backups into a batch script.

david tansleyWritten by David Tansley

With ever-growing business needs to have systems up 24/7, finding a window to do your nightly batch runs becomes increasingly hard, especially to take backups, which are crucial for any system. AIX provides various methods to do online backups for JFS2 file systems, like internal and external snapshots, backsnaps, and mirroring. A method that is also available for JFS file systems for online backups is the splitcopy command.

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00
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TechTip: Application Administration: Less Green, More GUI PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Steve Pitcher   
Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00

With IBM Navigator for i, application administration has never been easier.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

What's Application Administration? Simply put, Application Administration is a utility that allows you to control functions and applications available to users and groups on IBM i.

 

There's an IBM i command that's similar to Application Administration in that it allows you to manage many different system components—from specifying which users can get/put via an FTP client to controlling who can manage disk pools via the IBM Navigator for i Web interface or the System i Navigator thick client. In the spirit of modernization, I'm not going to show you how to use that command or even tell you the command name.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:13
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TechTip: Free App Locates Memory Leaks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nastel Technologies   
Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00

Did you really think that you didn't have to worry about this if you're a Java developer?

Written by Nastel Technologies

Java   provides developers with false assurance that memory leakage is something   they need not be concerned with. Even with Java Garbage Collection, leaks may occur. And further complicating the issue, OS memory usage may be stable while the JVMs fluctuate.

 

The   challenge is in detecting that there are leaks and then determining where they are located. There are so many places where memory could be leaking that it is non-trivial to manually check them all.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 16:22
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Partner TechTip: Building Runtime-Prompted Views with SEQUEL PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Heath Kath   
Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00

Data access and analysis tools that utilize runtime prompts allow you to retrieve information faster and easier.

heath kathWritten by Heath Kath

Do you struggle to keep track of countless, nearly identical queries that differ only in selection criteria like region, department, and date range? Runtime prompts help you stay organized by allowing different users and departments to run the same views but return unique, tailored results.

 

SEQUEL lets you create prompted views quickly.

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Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 15:10
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Partner TechTip: The Consolidation Revolution PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chuck Losinski   
Friday, 16 November 2012 00:00

One IBM Power Systems frame can host IBM i, Linux Red Hat or SUSE, or AIX/UNIX partitions in a single "footprint."

chuck losinskiWritten by Chuck Losinski

The history of IBM i has seen trends of decentralization as well as consolidation. In the first move toward consolidation, single data centers had multiple AS/400 systems, with user environments controlled strictly through subsystem technology. The next trend was consolidating multiple partitions on a single iSeries running OS/400 to physical I/O adapters and possibly virtual TCP/IP interfaces.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:32
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TechTip: Locate and Get Information About AIX Files PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by David Tansley   
Friday, 02 November 2012 00:00

With these techniques, administrators like you become much more efficient.

david tansleyWritten by David Tansley

Every object on AIX is a file. So it makes sense to understand a bit more about the types of files, the file sizes, and the handy commands to locate them. Each file has an inode, and the inode to a file contains information about ownership, permissions, file access times, plus other attributes relating to that particular file. In a nutshell, the inode holds all the information about the file. On AIX (or any UNIX/Linux system), there may be some files with the same inode number; however, they would reside on different file systems. The inode will be unique within that file system.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 08:40
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Partner TechTip: 5 Reasons to Schedule Your Enterprise from the IBM i PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chuck Losinski   
Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00

Would you like to have reduced likelihood of human error, time savings, and satisfied end users?

chuck losinskiWritten by Chuck Losinski

As your business grows, your Power Systems running IBM i grow with you. You add processors, disks, an external SAN, virtual partitions, and all of the latest technology that keeps an end user's system available. And as it expands, your system remains competitive, both in processing power and cost, with any enterprise class system in the world.

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
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