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Posted on September 25, 2019

One of the topics that seem to pop up in my email on a regular basis is SMB. If you have users that access the IFS through Windows file shares or mapped drives, then you’re probably already somewhat familiar with

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Here are 8 helpful hints for upgrading your MIMIX environment. It is important to keep you MIMIX environment update to ensure you are replicating properly. One of the most important things with any upgrade is to determine compatibility between the

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I have been asked by customers using BRMS, if there is an easy way to exclude objects in the IFS, that are unable to be saved, when using *LINK, to prevent getting the softer error: “Save of list *LINK completed

Posted on August 26, 2019

Have you ever seen or gotten a BRM1744 during a BRMS full system save or SAVSYSBRM?  Here is what you need to do to resolve this, and I am only going to address V5R3M0 and above. When a SAVSYS is

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Every now and then you get to help a customer via a cool solution. Problem: We have a customer who was running three Domino 9 servers (mail, applications and Traveler) on three separate physical Windows servers at various OS versions.

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Last month, I talked about the importance of the HMC and how it shouldn’t be ignored. That leads to the question: How do I keep it running smoothly? The full answer can be pretty complex. In fact, Pete regularly speaks

Posted on July 31, 2019

We get asked this question all the time: “how can I protect IBM i against ransomware?” Ransomware is a hot button topic. It should be. The average ransom that companies paid in Q1 2019 rose to $12,762 from $6,733 the

Posted on July 30, 2019

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a strange beast. Anyone with a partitioned system needs one, and it can be an indispensable tool for anyone whose desk isn’t within 100 yards of the machine room…but it isn’t part of the

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Found and interesting option the other day I wanted to share, it is not new but something I think most people don’t know.  IBM created a program that you can run to display the status of all your cache batteries. 

Posted on June 27, 2019

If you have an IASP’s and want/need to use the Collect Disk Space Information option on the DISKTASKS menu, it does not have an option to collect data for an Independent Auxiliary Storage Pool (IASP).  You actually have two methods

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