troubleshooting Question

How long will RCLSTG take?

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We have an iSeries 810 with 175 GB of system storage, 85% used.  We IPL weekly.  The IPL typically takes about 15-20 minutes.  We perform an entire system save monthly, which takes about 5 hours in restricted condition.  We have gone *at least* 3 years without running RCLSTG.  Given that info, can anyone come up with an educated guess as to how long RCLSTG *ALL will take?  Will it take a relatively short (compared to an entire system save) amount of time, like 3 hours, or a ridiculously long time, like 12 hours?  We operate 24/7, but could afford 6-7 hours of downtime on a late Saturday night, but definitely not 12 hours.  If it will take a loooong time, is there any way to break it down into smaller chunks?  If it takes longer than we expected and we need to abort, is there a safe way to do so, and if we do, will we get any benefit from the portion that we ran thus far?

On a related note, are there any pitfalls or advice to using RCLSTG that we should be aware of?
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