Syntax and Description
If the master table and dump file set are not disturbed when or after the
STOP_JOB command is issued, then the job can be attached to and restarted at a later time with the
To perform an orderly shutdown, use
STOP_JOB (without any associated value). A warning requiring confirmation will be issued. An orderly shutdown stops the job after worker processes have finished their current tasks.
To perform an immediate shutdown, specify
IMMEDIATE. A warning requiring confirmation will be issued. All attached clients, including the one issuing the
STOP_JOB command, receive a warning that the job is being stopped by the current user and they will be detached. After all clients are detached, the process structure of the job is immediately run down. That is, the master process will not wait for the worker processes to finish their current tasks. There is no risk of corruption or data loss when you specify
STOP_JOB=IMMEDIATE. However, some tasks that were incomplete at the time of shutdown may have to be redone at restart time.