Partitioned Data Set Extended Usage Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 09 May 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738490741
ISBN-13: 9780738490748
IBM Form #: SG24-6106-01


Authors: Mary Lovelace, Anthony Fletcher, Dirk Gutschke and Massimo Mastrorilli

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    Abstract

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install, manage, and use PDSEs. It is a substantial rewrite of the Partitioned Data Set Extended Usage Guide, SG24-6106, which was published in March 2001. It brings the originally published material up to date and includes enhancements made to PDSEs since the original book was published.

    The book describes how to define and use PDSEs, and shows how PDSEs offer improvements over ordinary partitioned data sets, such as sharing between users and systems with integrity, an automatically extending directory, and reuse of space.

    Information for storage administrators and systems programmers includes system-level information about sharing in a sysplex, the use and definition of non-SMS PDSEs, and how to diagnose problems with PDSEs. The advantages of using PDSEs for storing executable code are explained.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Release summary

    Chapter 2. PDSE overview and concepts

    Chapter 3. Managing the PDSE environment

    Chapter 4. Converting to PDSE format

    Chapter 5. Using PDSEs

    Chapter 6. Backup and recovery of PDSEs

    Chapter 7. Program management and PDSEs

    Chapter 8. PDSE sharing and serialization

    Chapter 9. Performance considerations

    Chapter 10. PDSE problem determination

    Appendix A. SMF analysis source code

    Appendix B. PDSE APARs

     

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