How do I backup Spool File data with the RUNBCKUP command?

Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
The ability to save spool file data with the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands was added in v5r4 of OS/400.  The new SPLFDTA parameter can be either *ALL or *NONE (which is the default).

I want to include spool file data in the RUNBCKUP command.  I have so far been unable to specify that SPLFDTA should be *ALL for the SAVLIB/SAVOBJ commands that RUNBCKUP undoubtedly performs.

Has anyone managed to get this to work?

Many Thanks
Question by:chpops
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    I don't know of a way to directly specify it as a backup option.  My suggestion is to use the  exit program to do a separate SAVOBJ of the specific output queues you want to save, specifying the SPLFDTA(*ALL) option.

    Here's an template for the op assist backup exit program:

    You specify the exit program on the CHGBCKUP EXITPGM option,

    - Gary Patterson
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    I provided a working solution to the problem.

    If you're going to close the question, please at least post what you did to fix it if my solutions wasn't acceptable.

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