Special instructions for PTF installation

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I am about to install PTF C719850(SF99530). The problem is it is my first PTF installation since we've got the system so we're very late. I want to know if there are special instructions that I should consider. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

If you follow the PTF package instructions you should be OK. The cumulative packages should contain all the PTF’s released to date for a version.

I would advise making sure you have recent backups before installing.

Regards,

Martin Gilbert.

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  • RBDSILVA
    Hi Martin, I need to know. I have installed on my sytem the version V5R3M0 Cume C6255530 and I need to Install the last version of the Cune C8267530. I need install first the Cume C7016530, C7121530 ... or I can install only the last ? Thanks for all Roberto
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  • TomLiotta
    When we say "Cume", we mean that the set of PTFs in the package are "cumulative". The C8267530 package is a "cumulative PTF package". And that means that it contains PTFs that cover everything in previous cumulative packages. You only need to install the latest of the cume packages. You can skip earlier ones. Tom
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  • WoodEngineer
    If you system has the space available, I recommend using virtual optical drives for your cume PTF install. It speeds up the installation of the PTFs. One nice bonus is that much of the prep work can be done while you users continue to use the system. Another bonus is that this method checks the integrity of the CDs which avoids nasty surprises in the middle of installation. IBM has good documentation on using virtual optical drives. It is not as complicated as it appears at first.
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  • PutzGrilla
    Sorry Folks, I did not tell all about this problem too: Display Installed Licensed Programs System: MYSYSTEM Licensed Installed Program Status Description 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - Library QGPL 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - Library QUSRSYS 5722SS1 *ERROR Operating System/400 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - Extended Base Support 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - Online Information 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - Extended Base Directory Support 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - System/36 Environment 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - System/38 Environment 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - Example Tools Library 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - AFP Compatibility Fonts 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - *PRV CL Compiler Support 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - Host Servers 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - System Openness Includes 5722SS1 *COMPATIBLE OS/400 - GDDM Display Installed Licensed Programs System: MYSTEM Licensed Installed Program Release Description 5722SS1 V5R3M0 L00 OS/400 - Library QGPL 5722SS1 V5R3M0 L00 OS/400 - Library QUSRSYS 5722SS1 *ERROR Operating System/400 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - Extended Base Support 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - Online Information 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - Extended Base Directory Support 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - System/36 Environment 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - System/38 Environment 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - Example Tools Library 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - AFP Compatibility Fonts 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - *PRV CL Compiler Support 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - Host Servers 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - System Openness Includes 5722SS1 V5R3M0 OS/400 - GDDM Work with PTF Groups System: MYSYSTEM Type options, press Enter. 4=Delete 5=Display 6=Print 8=Display special handling PTFs 9=Display related PTF groups Opt PTF Group Level Status SF99530 6255 Installed SF99529 102 Installed SF99503 13 Installed SF99346 3 Installed SF99314 8 Installed SF99301 19 Installed SF99269 12 Installed SF99185 16 Installed SF99173 3 Installed SF99139 3 Installed SF99099 11 Installed After installation, this error disappear ?
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  • NickHutcheson1
    Putzgrilla, Backup the Entire system with go save option 21. Yes, use the vrtopt. It is a big time saver. Also, I believe on V5R3, the spooled files are not saved. Does option splfdta show on the savlib or savobj command? You may need to find a way to save the spooled files before upgrades (in case a restore is needed). This can be done a couple of different ways. cpysplf to a database file and save that file or it look into BRMS. The error, I have never seen. If the CUME's for 530 don't fix it, you may need to upgrade the OS and/or get IBM or a Business Partner involved. Let us know the outcome. PTF's and upgrades = 70% planning, 10% doing, 30% watching the links blink. Have a good weekend.
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  • Rbogar
    Re: "Also, I believe on V5R3, the spooled files are not saved. Does option splfdta show on the savlib or savobj command? You may need to find a way to save the spooled files before upgrades (in case a restore is needed). This can be done a couple of different ways. cpysplf to a database file and save that file or it look into BRMS. " That is correct. With V5R3 SAVLIB, etc. will not keep the spool data. BRMS can. Do the BRMS backup of spool files first, so the QUSRBRM lib captured by the subsequent SAVE 21 knows about it.
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