Yes... this is an excellent idea; it's so good, that IBM made it even
easier on AIX -- search for "dsmulog" in the admin. guide... it creates the
flat-file in real-time, can be setup to automatically roll-over to a new
file every night at midnight, so I usually advise 30-day retention on act.
log, and setup a mgmt class for the rolled-over files so we can go back a
year (or more, if desired). Kinda like using generation data groups for the
old syslog files.
With this program, a monitoring program can "watch" the tail of the
flat-file in real-time, sending/recording alerts for significant issues that
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From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 9:38 AM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: Retaining Activity Logs (was Re: Tape History....)
When you pull out data from your Activity Log do you pull everything in the
log? Or just certain information. What a good idea, I had never thought
of doing this before! I am setting up a macro to start tonight. Thanks
for the tip!
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