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Partner TechTip: Why Did Our Cross-Platform Process Run So Long? PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00

Is your data warehouse out of date again, or did a Windows job run late?

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

I'm convinced that sometimes the only reason a Windows or UNIX server is alongside an IBM i server is for better data reporting or a data warehouse.

 

For example, at your site, a process periodically sends data from the IBM i server to the other server. Usually, the IBM i process that builds the data starts at 7:00 p.m. and the Windows process grabs the data at 8:00 p.m. Over the years, you've never had a problem because the IBM i process started one hour before the Windows process. But your business has grown and so has your data processing. The result is that the IBM i process runs longer each day.

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Partner TechTip: IFS Directory Backups Used to Be So Difficult PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

Enjoy flexible IFS backups with Robot/SAVE.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

On the IBM i server, we all store data that needs to be backed up in the Integrated File System (IFS). Are you struggling with a lack of flexibility for IFS backups because you have to back up the entire IFS? Would you like a more selective approach that allows you to save certain directories and files? How easy is it to restore specific IFS directories?

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
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Partner TechTip: Solve Business Issues with an Easy-to-Use BI and Enterprise Reporting Solution PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Floyd Del Muro   
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

Is your business intelligence solution difficult to implement and use?

floyd_delmuroWritten by Floyd Del Muro

Are your reports out of date, and is your report request backlog growing? Do your business intelligence (BI) people spend most of their time redefining data to make your solution work? Does your technical team spend hours installing program fixes? Does your BI solution work with only one database? Is it too complicated for end users to write inquiries? Do you have to pay more to do more? Is your BI solution meeting your needs?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:56
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Partner TechTip: Automate Your IBM TS3500 Tape Library with Robot/SAVE PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

Manage unattended backups using Robot/SAVE and your AML.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

The IBM TS3500 can automatically load, unload, and eject tape volumes to provide an automated backup solution for IBM i servers. Yet, how many people can actually run this hardware unattended? Do your operators still start the process manually? Do they have to manually determine how to eject tapes and which tapes are available for daily backups?

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00
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TechTip: Gather Linux Performance Data with nmon PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Max Hetrick   
Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Use this open-source tool to view from one screen all the stats about CPU utilization, disk and network I/O, kernel performance, and more!

max_hetrickWritten by Max Hetrick

The very handy nmon utility measures live system-performance statistics on Linux, as well as gathers system information and details. The nmon project was originally an internal IBM project for monitoring AIX systems but has since been released under the GPL open-source license. The tool's original project page can be browsed from IBM's Web site. This tip looks at nmon from the Linux angle.

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Last Updated on Monday, 29 August 2011 12:59
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Partner TechTip: Are You Happy with Your Disk Space Collection Utilities? PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

How many different collections do you run?

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

One of my favorite parts of visiting with customers for Help/Systems is asking them what tools they're using and what they would like to have. When I ask people what they use for collecting disk space information, I get several answers.

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Partner TechTip: A Centralized Scratch Pool Is a Necessity PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

Trying to find a reliable, centralized tape-management solution?

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Does your IBM i tape-tracking solution handle your tape-management needs? Are you satisfied with the tape integrity across your partitions? Could your operators write over volumes that contain active data? Are you happy with the reliability of your solution and its reporting capabilities? Can you provide a single report for your off-site storage vendor, documenting all of the volumes that are arriving to and leaving from the data center during the current business day? Does your solution work with your automated backup solution?

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00
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TechTip: Synchronizing Your LDAP Server PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Joe Pluta   
Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

If you use your IBM i as an LDAP server, you'll love this tip that provides a simple command to keep that server synchronized.

joe_plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

I love learning new ways to use my i. I've been programming the midrange for over 30 years now, and I'm still learning new capabilities of the platform. For me, the most recent was the capability of the IBM i to act as a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server.

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