recovery of missing file member after connection loss to Iseries

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After a power outage at work, we lost connection to the Iseries.  One of the AP files that holds multiple members lost one member of data.  2 days later this member shows up again without anybody doing anything.  The CFO wants to know how this happened.  Can anyone answer this?

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  • TomLiotta
    We would need access to the system before guessing. There are too many possibilities without a lot more detail. E.g., what is "lost connection"? Does that indicate a remote office connection or a loss of power for the server itself? System log details would also be needed -- history log, any system audit journal entries, etc. Various database recovery settings need to be known, too, along with others that might be indicated from logs. -- Tom
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  • Ci400
    The power went out in the facility for a few minutes.  When it came back on, we disconnected from the server that connects us to the Iseries that is located off site.  Finance was working and made some entries into accounts payable when the power went out.  There is a work file that created workstation members and adds the data there until the user takes another option to integrate the data into another file.  This member did not have any data in it for 2 days.  Then suddenly the third day the memeber was there and so was the data they thought they would have to enter again. 
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  • TomLiotta

    As before, there are far too many possibilities without knowing details of the servers involved and the application that receives the data.

    The very limited details so far sound similar to some older ERP types of apps that use members created for each user. Some apps like that get so cluttered that system database recoveries can take many, many hours to complete. E.g., the EDTRBDAP and EDTRCYAP commands give a window into some recovery elements.

    But that's just an area to consider. There are too many to give any kind of complete list in a forum along with some kind of decision tree to lead through steps that might help. Access to the system is needed including analysis of the app.

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