Nostalgia, don't you just love it.

Stephen Mednick
Computer Supervisory Services
Sydney, Australia
 
Asia/Pacific representatives for
Innovation Data Processing, Inc.



-----Original Message-----
From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:ibm-m...@bama.ua.edu] On Behalf
Of Ron Hawkins
Sent: Wednesday, 1 December 2010 7:12 PM
To: IBM-MAIN@bama.ua.edu
Subject: Re: I would love to know what went wrong at NAB

Chris,

If I remember rightly it was a bug in IMS 2.2 or 2.3. If I remember
correctly NAB (where I worked at the time) had found the bug in stress and
regression testing (TPNS for those that remember it) and were waiting for
the fix that hit Westpac. Funny how times have changed.

Ron

> -----Original Message-----
> From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:ibm-m...@bama.ua.edu] On
Behalf Of
> Chris Craddock
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:56 PM
> To: IBM-MAIN@bama.ua.edu
> Subject: Re: [IBM-MAIN] I would love to know what went wrong at NAB
> 
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:39 PM, Chase, John <jch...@ussco.com> wrote:
> 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Shane
> > >
> > > As if.
> > > Can't you just imagine a major Aussie Bank doing that. You were at
> > Bank
> > > of NSW when they had the IMS fiasco Steve - how much info on that 
> > > got out ? (via Bank press releases I mean :-)
> >
> > Yeh....  It's probably a near-universal trait that "dirty laundry" 
> > is "washed" discreetly....  :-)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> This would be one of those rare cases where the story was big enough 
> that there wasn't a lot of room for discrete laundering. It was 
> actually
Westpac
> by then (btw) and I was there too. That "event" wasn't a single 
> outage,
but
> rather a series of them wound around failed restart/recovery 
> processing
that
> eventually took several days to fully recover from. There wasn't any 
> news coverage at first, but the scale of the problem had made the 
> press by the second day. Once it had there was plenty of blame 
> storming to go around. I don't recall whether the bank actually issued 
> press releases but their
point
> of view certainly did make it into the press coverage.
> 
> 
> 
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