Best Practices for Managing Job Logs on IBM i

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Published on 18 September 2008, updated 19 September 2008

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IBM Form #: TIPS0679


Authors: Hernando Bedoya

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    Abstract

    Many environments keep spooled job logs for some period of time for diagnostic purposes. However, keeping job logs, whether as spooled files or in a pending state, consumes a permanent job structure for each job. On some of the largest IBM i installations, these job logs are the major reason for large numbers of jobs on the system. The actual number of active jobs is relatively small compared to the total number of jobs on the system.

    At this time, IBM does not increase the number of jobs on the system. Detaching spooled files is one method you can use to manage large numbers of spooled files.

    In this technote, we provide some best practices on managing job logs.

    Written by:

    Dawn May, Angela Newton, Mike Russell, Dan Tarara, and Kevin Vette

    IBM Rochester Development Team

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