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1 Archiving and System Optimization Michelle Ayers Advisory Solution Consultant June 2010

2 System i Enterprise HA & multi-node clustering System i SMB HA System i Database archiving System i Optimization System i SMB DR + CDP System i, ORACLE, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata CDC System p AIX SMB DR +CDP MS Windows Availability, Backup, Flex, Move & Cloud Vision Solutions Product Portfolio

3 ● Reduce disk storage utilization ● Improve ERP application performance ● Defer disk/hardware upgrade ● Accelerate nightly backups ● Optimize environment for HA ● Meet Legal Requirements Business Benefits Why Archive? 100% 50% 90% 75% Disk Utilization Start planning for disk upgrade Critical threshold Increasing risks and Increasing monitoring costs Risks & Costs

4 Near-Line and Off-Line Strategies What to do with Archived Data? On-Line – Data that is stored in the production database and is used for on-line transaction processing Off-Line – Data that has been archived to tape and Is not available to users unless it is restored Near-Line – Data that has been archived from the Production database and now resides on a different Place on disk. It is accessible to users (typically on a read-only basis) On-Line Near-Line Off-Line

5 Considerations Choosing Archiving Solution While Active – 24 x 7 users availability and minimize disruption to housekeeping tasks Preserve Database Integrity – avoid creating orphaned data such as Detail Lines without a Header Skills Required – DBA/Business Analyst and/or Programming Reorganizing Physical Files – recover deleted record space Auditing – who ran which task when over which data and when Recovery – if we accidentally archive too much data how do we put it back?

6 Required Steps Planning an Archiving Project Identify Business Areas Determine Retention Policies Perform Database Analysis Engage Business Users/Data Owners Develop Test Plans Metrics Planning Exercise Project Plan

7 Database Archiving Has Never Been so Easy, Affordable or Flexible ● Reduce disk storage utilization ● Improve ERP application performance ● Accelerate nightly backups ● Optimize environment for HA ● Archive without downtime ● Archive without programming ● Accelerate archiving projects ● Reduce costs of archiving projects ● Suitable for all ERPs *(1) on System i ● Maintain security ● Maintain Auditability ● Near-line and Off-line strategies Business Benefits Technical Benefits Advanced Database Archiving Framework v7.2 Advanced database archiving without downtime without programming v7.2 *(1) Suitable for ERPs running DB2/400 *(2) Vision have pre-defined archiving models for Lawson MOVEX ERP *(3) DIRECTOR is a separate Vision product *(4) REPLICATE 1 is a separate Vision product ● DBA defined archiving models (schemas) ● User exit points for user defined logic ● Variables & Parameters ● Compiled archiving requests for improve performance ● Change management capabilities ● Business transaction level integrity preserved ● While-active archive & restore requests ● Start & stop archive processing to avoid peak times ● Import & export archiving models *(2) ● Add DIRECTOR *(3) to help analyze and optimize database ● Add REPLICATE 1 *(4) to replicate data to other platforms

8 Data Manager Pre-Built Models for M3 Pre-built Archive Models – Data manager Projects which utilize pre-built archive models take significantly less time because many of the business rules are already in the model and only customization and testing is required Archiving should be a normal business process, not a feared project Standard Models ● Customer Orders and Invoices ● Deliveries ● Service Orders ● Many more ● Purchase Orders ● Manufacturing Orders ● Works Orders Special Functions ● FAM – Financial Ledgers ● MITTRA – Stock Transactions ● CINACC ● OSASTD ● OSBSTD Company Copy with Data Manager Test Database – as a consequence of archiving logic, make copy of data AFTER cut-off date to create a subset test database, plus Change Company Number functionality. Advantages: ● Save disk space ● Exclude/include specific Divisions

9 Optimisation

10 Work with System Status WRKSYSTS – System i command, can be run from green-on-black command line (Intermediate Assistance Level) (See also DSPSYSSTS) Work with System Status VSI72 06/11/10 18:55:37 % CPU used : 27.7 Auxiliary storage: % DB capability.... : 18.8 System ASP : 1371 G Elapsed time : 00:00:01 % system ASP used.. : Jobs in system..... : 3061 Total : 1371 G % perm addresses.... :.071 Current unprotect used : M % temp addresses.... : Maximum unprotect.. : M Type changes (if allowed), press Enter. System Pool Reserved Max -----DB Non-DB--- Pool Size (M) Size (M) Active Fault Pages Fault Pages More... Command ===> F3=Exit F4=Prompt F5=Refresh F9=Retrieve F10=Restart F12=Cancel F19=Extended system status F24=More keys

11 Report & Recommend Take Action Stay in Control! Gather Information Analyze Information Proactively, Monitor, Manage & Optimize Your IBM i Vision Director V8.0

12 Save Operator and Management Time Data collection and object monitoring are fully automatic Managers save time on scheduling and corrective action Factory defaults based on years of experience Runs in the background 24x7x365 Built-in exception rules Executes tasks that many operators don’t have access to Executes tasks that many operators don’t have time for Does not lock objects Consume very limited resources Easily tuned parameters provide flexibility “Director contains every task a systems manager is required to execute or comment on” News/400

13 Why Vision Director? Advanced Systems Management for System i Event Driven File and Object Optimization Access Path & Program Optimization Dynamic Object Cross-Referencing Pre-Built System Health Report Multi-dimensional domain analysis Change Analysis Job Tracking Object & Spool Archiving Automated, Proactive Systems Management Reclaim and Proactively Manage DASD Improve Application & System Performance Reduce Planned Downtime Improve Hardware and Application Upgrades Improve HA and DR Helps Meet SLA’s BenefitsFeatures

14 Vision Solutions and Lawson Customers

15 Thank You!


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