Saving spool files from an AS400, restoring spool files to a different AS400

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Hello Does anyone have any previous knowledge on how to save spool files on one AS400, (presumably to tape back up), and then perform a restore operation of these spool files on a different AS400. Note that the client is at V5R3. I am hoping that we can do this procedure with C/L programs ? Please advise, as I am running out of time .........
ASKED: March 31, 2008  1:34 PM
UPDATED: December 23, 2010  8:41 PM

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Hi,

I believe if you have BRMS you should be able to use that for it.

If you don’t have BRMS, you can copy your spooled files to a physical file, save/restore the physical file and use a small program to read and print the physical file to a spooled file. If you use the forms control characters, you can also get the line/page spacing correct. You should be able to find some examples of how to do this on the web. You may even be able to find some utilities for it.

Alternatively, if you have SNADS set up between the two systems, you should be able to do a SNDNETSPLF (this is option 1 on the WRKSPLF display panel). This should keep all the attributes of your spooled files.

Regards,

Martin Gilbert.

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  • TomLiotta
    Note that spooled files that aren't SCS can be impossible to copy into a database file. Such spooled files would need to be extracted into user spaces. Also note that SNDTCPSPLF might work better than SNADS/SNDNETSPLF. It's not necessary to have an active *OUTQ on the remote system. You can SNDTCPSPLF and have the files simply queue up in an *OUTQ on the other system. Tom
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  • NickHutcheson1
    Tom, Picking on you again. I just saved a library at V5R4 and included the spool files splfdta(*all), then restored it and the spool files were not in the outq for the 'restore to' library. Have you ever seen this happen?
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