Writing a spool file directly to an optical drive
We are in the process of moving from an e-series model 730 iSeries running OS/400 V5R1. Our new system will be an I5 model 520, running OS/400 V5R3 with an attached IBM Plasmon Optical drive, we would like to be able to write our spool files directly to the optical drive. Do you know how this can be accomplished?" Thankfully, iSeries i5/OS and OS/400 expert Ken Graap was on hand to offer some help.
When you attach these drives to the iSeries, put them in their own ASP. It is possible to create an *OUTQ in any user ASP. Therefore, to write your spool files directly to these drives, create your *OUTQ in the ASP containing your "Plasmon" drives.
For example, if you put the Plasmon drives into ASP2, create the *OUTQ like this:
CRTLIB LIB(SPOOLFILES) ASP(2) TEXT('Library containing my *OUTQ')
CRTOUTQ OUTQ(SPOOLFILES/MYOUTQ) SPLFASP(*OUTQASP) TEXT('Outq for ASP2')
This was first published in October 2005