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Published: 29 Oct 2012

Ten years ago, the Hobart Corporation, a commercial food equipment and service provider in Troy, OH, started to move applications off its mainframes to open systems platforms. We also needed to be able to backup and recover those systems. In 1993, the reliability and well-established procedures of the mainframe operations made it the obvious choice for open systems backup. Advantages of Cron scripting The Unix environment permits more flexibility in scheduling than Windows or the mainframe, so you can use Cron scripts to schedule jobs. That way, you can check logs to be sure that a scheduled procedure has ended before running. Each script also writes its own log to record the start and end of the process, which helps to fine-tune the process. Errors are also logged, including any process that takes longer than expected. By using loops, the script can stop waiting after specified time, then kick off critical tasks. A Cron script can also automatically respond to replies that would normally require an operator. With the tape robot, this permits TSM to ... Access >>>

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