The new collection engine was needed due to the older technology becoming too cumbersome to manage, every time we needed to make a slight change to the process we had to make changes to many other programs to make it work. The newer technology is more modularized and has a better tolerance for high volume environments where jobs are being loaded at a rate which would cause timing issues before.
We have also asked IBM to supply better sequencing options for the data collection which will be easier to implement in the new engine. Unfortunately these changes will only be available in future releases. The new product has simplified menu’s and display panels which are more intuitive than the previous versions. The RAP product only provides the data collection and display process, JobQGenie takes this further by allowing the user to drill down and see affected data by Job so you can identify what recovery actions to take on your data before starting the jobs up again. The displays also show you jobs which could affect data recovery plus any objects which have been touched as long as they are journalled.
Here are a few sample screens of the product in action
The product is available for download from the download section if you are interested in trying the product out.
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