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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 16, 2019

MQ FDC limits and housekeeping logic

Bank would like to be able to set a limits on FDC, so they would not take up all available space and thus makes whole MQ manager unresponsive.

Currently there is no any functionality in MQ, which manage the "expiry", archiving or deletion of FDCs.

Bank would like to be able to filter out older and bigger FDCs and tell MQ either to delete them, or to move to some separate folder.

Idea priority Medium
Use Case
During integration testing, one of the system incorrectly fill out GroupId field in MQMD, which led to the tons of FDC being produced with growing size. The message in FDC was AMQ6125: Internal error, with details "Message length error", which is not easily to link with groupId. After all, disk very quickly become full by FDCs and system become unresponsive.
RFE ID 135367
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM MQ
  • Guest
    Jul 1, 2021
    The usual recommendation for managing FDCs is to keep them on a separate filesystem so they do not interfere with queue manager data. As the contents of FDCs are critical for handling service requests, it is not likely we will create tooling to expire or archive them automatically. Therefore this request is being declined.