Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

  • Security implemented via default settings

    One member writes, "I'm looking at security implemented via default settings." Do you see a risk of having any of the above commands not set to *EXCLUDE (e.g., *USE)?" Security expert Carol Woodbury says it depends. Click over and see...  Continue Reading

  • Granting user B the same private authorities as user A

    One member writes, "I have a new user, and I want to give him all the authorities on objects which his predecessor has in his profile. To further clarify my query, I would like to give same authorities on objects to profile B which ...  Continue Reading

  • Why is my job taking twice as long?

    We are running a series of overnight downloads from the iSeries using SQL server with ODBC connections. The job runs in subsystem QUSRWRK. The job, which once took two hours, leapt to a current five hours with no apparent changes to jobs, ...  Continue Reading

  • Problems with new server and PC

    One user writes, "We have made some changes in our network. We added a new server, and a new PC was installed in the old V3R2 Client Access. We are still running OS/400 V3R7 on the iSeries. In the old network, which is still available, I can see in...  Continue Reading

  • Resetting SST user passwords

    One member wrote, "How can I reset SST user passwords?" Security expert Carol Woodbury was on hand to offer some advice.  Continue Reading

  • Cleaning up the QSYS library

    One member writes, "How can I clean up the QSYS library? Currently my system's ASP is nearing its threshold value (75%) and upon checking, I found out that the QSYS library has consumed 50% of the storage used. How can I free it up? ...  Continue Reading

  • Full system save with IBM's Advanced Job Scheduler

    One member writes, "Does IBM's Advanced Job Scheduler allow one to schedule a full system backup on specific dates? If so, how would this be accomplished?" Backup and recovery expert Ken Graap explains.  Continue Reading

  • Why can't we change the system value?

    One member wrote, "We recently upgraded to V5R3, and we're no longer able to change system value QUTCOFFSET. Do you know what the problem is?" Systems management expert Dan Reusche explains what is going on.  Continue Reading

  • Replacing a multiple copy, pin feed with a laser check

    One Search400 member writes, "I am trying to replace a multiple copy, pin feed check with a laser check. I need to print the check plus three copies on different colored paper with different instructions on each copy. I created four printer files ...  Continue Reading

  • How to import an iSeries file

    One user writes, "How can I import a file that is sitting in a network server into an iSeries using FTP? Is it possible that it can be automated within the iSeries?" Thankfully, PC/Windows connectivity expert Shahar Mor was on hand ...  Continue Reading

  • TCP/IP connection between the two iSeries

    One member wrote, "I have two iSeries servers with the same configuration, V5R3M0. Both servers are in one city, and I'd like to establish remote journaling between the two. What is the best way to establish a TCP/IP connection between...  Continue Reading