Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Mainframe wiki | Quick Ref
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 
pinging server through jcl

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> All Other Mainframe Topics
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
Amit Banerjee

New User


Joined: 12 Jan 2008
Posts: 14
Location: india

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:18 am    Post subject: pinging server through jcl
Reply with quote

Hi all,
I've a job where there are 2 consecutive steps FTPing data to 2 different servers.Now recently the second server goes down for maintainance during this FTP time itself.Considering that this jobflow has been running for a long time and there are many complicacies in breaking down the job.
Is there a way that after the first FTP we can wait and check the connection and only when the 2nd server is up do we send the data?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

dick scherrer

Site Director


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 19270
Location: Inside the Matrix

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:23 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hello,

Not really. This has come up before and as i recall, none of the alternatives were attractive - they lead to other problems.

Is there some reason the "second server" has to come down at this new time?

Might the sequence of the ftp steps be reversed and get the transmission done before the second server drops?

Might the second server "pull" the data after it is re-cycled (rather than the mainframe "pushing" the data?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Amit Banerjee

New User


Joined: 12 Jan 2008
Posts: 14
Location: india

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:30 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Actually this second server goes through some maintenance for a few hours during that time.What we're currently doing is let the job fail at the second step once.Then again when the second server is up we restart from that step but this is not a healthy way.Thanks for your advise,maybe we'll have to think of some other way..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
superk

Moderator Team Head


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 4650
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply to: pinging server through jcl
Reply with quote

Forget about FTP and use Connect:Direct. It automatically handles restarts when a link is down or unavailable.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> All Other Mainframe Topics All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts Technical Support Engineer (DB2 on z/... Kenneth Barton Lasky Mainframe Jobs 0 Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:14 am
No new posts Liberty Angel Server using RACF Keyring martin9 CICS 0 Tue May 02, 2017 5:49 pm
No new posts FTP Server and FTP.DATA vasanthz All Other Mainframe Topics 2 Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:49 pm
No new posts FTP from windows server into Mainfram... sathyajes All Other Mainframe Topics 24 Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:33 pm
No new posts How to perform Digest Access Authenti... vasanthz All Other Mainframe Topics 0 Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:47 pm

Facebook
Back to Top
 
Job Vacancies | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Polls | Contact Us