Follow these steps to move the Robot Monitor host system and its data to a new host system:

On the Old Host System

  1. End the product for all systems.
  2. Use the MONPURGE command to reduce the amount of historical data to be transferred to the new host system.
  3. Save the Robot Monitor product library (by default named MSM).
  4. Type MONCFG to go to the System Data Screen. Press F8 to get to the System Defaults Maintenance Screen. Here you must enter the name of the new host in the System Name field which updates the MONSYS data area.

On the New Host System

  1. Clear the Robot Monitor product library (by default named MSM) and restore the product library saved earlier.
  2. Clear the Robot Monitor work library (by default named MSMTEMP).
  3. On the new host, type MONCFG to go to the System Data Screen. To run MONCFG on a remote system, you need to prompt it and use the FORCE(*YES) option. Press F8 to get to the System Defaults Maintenance Screen. Here you must enter the name of the new host (local system) in the System Name field which updates the MONSYS data area. This must be the same name as in the system definition for this system in Robot Monitor.
  4. Change the value of data area MONSYSLC in the Robot Monitor product library to the name of the local system using the command: CHGDTAARA DTAARA(MSM/MONSYSLC (1 8)) VALUE('NEWHOST '), where 'NEWHOST ' is the name of the new Host system.

Double-check:

  • Data area MONSYS always needs to contain the name of the "host" system.
  • Data area MONSYSLC always needs to contain the name of the "local" system.

Start the product for all systems.


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Last Modified On: March 23, 2018