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POSSIBLE UPGRADE PROBLEMS | by Ken Graap

Dear Ken,
Our OS/400 is V4R5 with the latest PTFs (CPU = 620 FC 2181). We may purchase an I810-2465 in the very near future. What OS/400 release does I810 require? Is there anything I should be aware of ahead of the upgrade?

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FORMAT OF A SAVE FILE | by Ken Graap

Dear Ken,
Is there any information about the layout of the *SAVF format? I don't always have access to an iSeries. I need to look into the contents of a save file, but although I can, for instance, see the name of my source files and such, there is a lot of additional bytes in there that I can't make any sense of.

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UPGRADING FROM V4R2 TO V4R5 | by John Brandt

Dear John,
Are there any "gotchas" when upgrading a 436 from V4R2 to V4R5? My understanding is I will need only 2 GB free DASD to upgrade. Any help would be appreciated.

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RESTRICT BREAK MESSAGES FROM BEING SENT BY USERS | by Ken Graap

Dear Ken,
We want to restrict/stop break messages from being sent by users -- using either the SNDBRKMSG command or the CALL QEZSNDMG command. One way would be to have *EXCLUDE for PUBLIC on these commands/programs. However, we would prefer to have an option by means of which a user can inhibit such messages from breaking on his screen. Changing the user's message queues (or his device's message queues) to *NOTIFY. Is there a way out?

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