Robot HA allows you to quickly replicate your libraries, IFS directories, and system information. This helps eliminate planned and unplanned downtime by replicating your IBM i data to a backup system. Changes to files and other objects on the production system are automatically sent to the backup system.
In the event the production system goes down, the backup system can swap into the production role and run using replicated data until the error on the production system is fixed. Robot HA makes role swaps simple and ready to use.
Key features for Robot HA include:
Robot HA replicates data from the production system to the backup system. This includes replication of objects, directories, system information, libraries, groups, files, and more.
Frequent synchronization ensures that changes made on the production system are implemented on the backup system, and vice versa.
Robot HA uses journaling and remote journaling to replicate libraries, IFS directories, IFS objects, data areas, and data queues.
A role swap switches the perspective and flow of data between both systems. They can be planned (depending on the needs of your system) or unplanned.
Planned role swaps:
Unplanned role swaps:
Robot HA has been updated to a menu-driven, rather than a command-driven, product, which allows quick and easy access to key product features. Depending on your view (source menu or target menu), there are five product menus and an option to role swap.
Robot HA is also available from the RBO menu (option 25) and has been given HelpSystems licensing that makes it simple to license and maintain.
Functionality allowing the creation and running of Audits has been added to Robot HA. Currently, you can create and run a type of Audit called a Swap audit, which helps ensure that both the production system and the backup system are in a swap-ready state. Some of the added audit functionality:
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