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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 6, 2022

An Efficient way to pause in bulk a bunch of different instances

We had the need to pause all the process instances related to a single BPD process definition (BPMn) due to the maintenance of a remote server used by them. We had more that 150k instances running only on that process application. We tried to use the REST API https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/baw/19.x?topic=operations-put but the operation was able to pause 41 instances in 7+ minutes. It will take more than 17 days at this pace. We have also other Business Application running that are not affected by this maintenance and we would keep the service open for all of them, but for a maintenance of 6/8 hours, we will not be able to pause and resume the instances in an acceptable amount of time. We would have a quicker way to pause/resume the process instances for such kind of maintenance.
Idea priority Low