Can a valid backup of a Deliver database be done using RMODBASE UNLOAD while the Deliver RMOSTC task is active?
Release : 14.0
Component : CA Deliver
Trying to get a copy of the Deliver database, while the RMOSTC task is active, is like trying to capture a moving target.
The output of the UNLOAD would not be usable, however you would be able to obtain a time estimate of how long the function will run.
The only way to get a valid copy of a Deliver database, by performing a RMODBASE UNLOAD, is with the Deliver RMOSTC task being inactive.
To prepare for obtaining a copy you would need to:
. Bring down the Deliver RMOSTC task with "/F rmostc,OFF", so that the pre-spool processing hooks (RMOPARM JOBCLSL and SYSCLSL) are removed.
. Job output that would be processed while the task is active would then go to the JES spool, whereas you would then need to use Deliver post-spool processing (RMOPARM NETCLSL/NETDEST/NETFORM) to have it process through Deliver.