Any Job will run only when the server is available.
After issuing the PWRDWNSYS command, Server will get down and the Batch Job wil be no more active.
The Progress(or Update) made by the corresponding Job will remain as usual.
And, Admin has to make the Server Up again.
May I suggest that you go to your command line at the console and type GO SYMNU <enter> [SYSTEM OPERATOR MENU] and see if your system has the IPL aready setup in as a MENU item – where you just type the number and <enter> if your AS400 system has been setup with this option already. check it out. if not, then maybe IBM can direct you on the “HOW TO” set the menus up. Tom