Partitioned Data Set Extended Usage Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 09 May 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738490741
ISBN-13: 9780738490748
IBM Form #: SG24-6106-01
(358 pages)

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


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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