Every night a job runs, transferring a few menu files from the development environment to the production environment. Before running this job, is it mandatory to close all of the AS/400 sessions in the production environment?
Will the transfer of the files slow down or affect the job execution process if a user has opened an AS/400 session in the development environment, or if a user has not properly closed an AS/400 session?
If the AS/400 sessions do not hold exclusive locks, then the transfer of the file will probably not affect the job execution process. If the AS/400 sessions do hold exclusive locks, the transfer of the file will probably affect the job execution process.
This was first published in April 2009