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CATALOG/VVDS FACILITIES

  • Forward Recovery of ICF catalogs and SYS1.VVDS data sets
  • Backup/Restore Catalogs/VVDS data sets
  • Access VSAM files on mirror imaged or physically duplicated DASD volumes via standard IBM access methods. Multi-volume duplicated files on one or more I/O controllers are supported
  • Synchronize Catalogs/VVDS/VTOCs, Repair Catalogs/VVDS
  • Recover records from deleted/damaged Catalog/VVDS
  • Eliminate “orphaned” catalog entries
  • Synchronize catalog aliases between master catalogs
  • Mass change volsers and/or device types within catalogs
  • Mass rename catalog entries
  • Search for and display Catalog/VVDS records containing user specified character strings
  • Replace character strings within Catalog/VVDS records
  • Delete records from a Catalog/VVDS
  • Generate IDCAMS DELETE/DEFINE statements for any or all catalog entries
  • Produce condensed Catalog list (one line per entry)
  • Change Catalog names within the SYS1.VVDS data set
  • Cleanup Catalogs/VVDS data sets
  • Reset number of entries in a generation data group (GDG) to zero

VSAM FUNCTIONS

  • Un-delete VSAM files
  • Repair damaged VSAM Index/Data component
  • Recover records from deleted/damaged VSAM file
  • Search for and display VSAM records containing user specified character strings
  • Replace character strings within VSAM records
  • Delete records from a VSAM file
  • Determine if the index CI size is large enough to account for all allocated space in the data component
  • Compute the amount of DASD space required for a VSAM file based on user criteria
  • Release unused but allocated VSAM space
  • Display the keys of a VSAM KSDS that caused CI/CA splits
  • Display a VSAM file’s last update date
  • Display the number of hi-level and sequence set records for a VSAM KSDS
  • List file’s record sizes and number and percentage of each size
  • List VSAM file utilization statistics
  • List VSAM file characteristics

VSAM COPY/BACKUP/RESTORE UTILITIES

  • Backup all clusters in a catalog
  • Automatically backs up all associated alternate indices and paths
  • Logically copy VSAM files
  • During backup, duplicate/out of sequence records are written to a separate file
  • Recreates VSAM KSDS file with damaged/unuseable index component
  • Backup a “SNAPSHOT” copy of a VSAM file and by default it will be restored with its pre “SNAPSHOT” name and to its pre “SNAPSHOT” volume(s)

PDS & SEQUENTIAL FILE UTILITIES

  • Provide Load module Csect analysis (i.e compile date, linkedit date, compiler options, compiler used, csect size)
  • Add directory blocks to a PDS even if opened
  • Determine poorly blocked files
  • Clear all entries in a PDS directory
  • Compress/Expand PDS/Sequential files globally
  • Copies alias enteries associated with member being copied
  • Lists un-associated alias PDS entries
  • Create Linkage editor statements for PDS entries
  • Modify PDS directory entry characteristics
  • Resurrect deleted PDS member
  • Recover PDS with overlaid directory
  • Map PDS members by ascending TTR address
  • Rename/Scratch PDS member(s) by generic name
  • Delete/Add/Replace records in multiple PDS members based on user search criteria
  • Reset IDR count in load module to zero
  • Release allocated but unused DASD file space

GENERAL UTILITIES

  • Search/Display/ZAP computer memory
  • Dynamic TSO Joblib/Steplib facility
  • Provide DASD file inventory for all volumes
  • Rename/Scratch data set even if enqueued
  • Compare files with different file organizations
  • Determine which jobs are allocated to a file and/or volume
  • Modify fields in a file’s VTOC entry
  • Correct VTOC and INDEX VTOC errors
  • Correct invalid records in a variable or variable spanned file
  • Generate records combining user fields and fields obtained from any file, PDS member, CATALOG, VVDS or VTOC
  • Erase DASD files
  • Compute space for a DASD file
  • Search and optionally replace character strings in multiple data sets and multiple volumes.
  • Display any records on a DASD volume by track address
  • Update any record on a DASD volume
  • Convert file (fixed to variable or variable to fixed)
  • Compute number of blocks of given size that will fit on a track
  • Compute best file block sizes
  • Map DASD files on a volume by ascending track address
  • Move/Expand VTOC
  • Display Enq/Reserve problems among jobs
  • Re-label DASD volume
  • Display file’s last access date
  • Display expiration date/RACF/TSS protected file on a volume

TAPE/CARTRIDGE FACILITIES

  • Copy all tape/cartridge files to another tape/cartridge with one statement
  • Format all label information found on a tape/cartridge
  • Recover overlaid tape/cartridge data
  • Recover data from tape/cartridge data checks
  • Write tape marks
  • Display records in a tape file based on user criteria
  • Update tape records
  • Create/Replace standard tape/cartridge label
  • Display number of physical blocks in tape file

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