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Difference between holding Queues and Purging Initiators...

Postby antu » Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:43 am

Hi All...

I want to know what is the difference between Holding the Queues ($HQ,ALL) and purging the Initiatots ($PI)....

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Re: Difference between holding Queues and Purging Initiators...

Postby expat » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:32 pm

I somehow believe that you mean pausing the initiators rather than purging them.

Given that, to pause an initiator will not allow it to process any more work following the current active task, if any.

Hoplding a Q - well pretty self explanatory really. Any job in that execution Q will be held.
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Re: Difference between holding Queues and Purging Initiators...

Postby antu » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:13 am

Hi..

No, I want the difference between purging the initiators and holding the queues not pausing the initiator...
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Re: Difference between holding Queues and Purging Initiators...

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:23 am

Hello,

Purging the initiators is just what it says. Jobs in the initiator(s) are purged from the system. Not a recommended practice. . .

Same with holding the queues. Queue activity is put on hold. Do you know what it is you want to know using some other terms? The typical way to hold the processing queues is to pause the initiators. . .

I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for or if there might be somethng else. . .
Hope this helps,
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Re: Difference between holding Queues and Purging Initiators...

Postby Maverick » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:51 pm

An initiator might be set up to run jobs in classes A,B,C,1,2.

If you purge the initiator then no job can run in those classes. Whereas if you hold the queue for class C, then the initiator is still available for classes A,B,1,2.

However if you hold all classes then you will end up with the same effect as purging the initiator's, i.e. no jobs will run.

It's many years since I've operatored but I'd purge the initiators as it's easy to identify, in my view, why jobs aren't running.

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Re: Difference between holding Queues and Purging Initiators...

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:09 am

Hello Mark and welcome to the forum,

Thanks for contributing :)

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