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pause/stop mainframe jobs without ending it

Postby Farhaan4mf » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:09 am


I had this question this week:

“There are big CPU jobs, which run a long time, using the Papyrus product (DocExec). What we needed to do was to have these jobs stop running for a while, and then ideally be able to resume their processing from the point it was halted. Unfortunately all we could do is cancel them after running for over 3 hours – likely discarding 60% of the statement processing. These then needed to be re-run from the beginning later.

What I am wondering is if it is possible to add functionality similar to checkpoint restart processing we have for IMS/DB2 jobs allowing us to stop/restart/suspend or pause the processing. That way we could temporarily free up resources but not lose all previously completed processing.”

Is there a way to PAUSE a job that is running, allowing the CPU to free up while it is paused ?

Thanks in Advance !!
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Re: pause/stop mainframe jobs without ending it

Postby vasanthz » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:08 am

Look at QUIESCE command
make the job run in discretionary service class,
that way job will only use CPU resources which are free
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