CICS VR Version 4

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Published on May 27, 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738485918
ISBN-13: 9780738485911
IBM Form #: SG24-7022-01


Authors: Chris Rayns, Peter Klein, Valery Koulajenkov, Maxim Stognev, John Tilling and Tatiana Zhbannikova

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    Abstract

    CICS VSAM Recovery Version 4.2 (CICS VR) can help you to recover CICS and batch VSAM data from physical or logical corruption. CICS VR allows you to recover from errors quickly, reduces the risk that off-line processing might exceed its batch window, and improves the availability of your online CICS systems.

    With CICS VR, you can:

    -- Perform automated recovery.

    -- Invoke the backup process from the CICS VR panel interface to allow both sharp and fuzzy backups (when enabled).

    -- Pre-allocate the target data set prior to restoring from a backup.

    -- Manage authorization for the panel interface to limit access to specific tasks by user ID.

    -- Test forward recovery and backout procedures to enable testing of recovery processes without affecting production data.

    -- Create disaster recovery reports to allow customers to review and validate what is needed at a remote site.

    -- Manage log streams.

    This IBM Redbooks publication reviews how to install, customize, and implement CICS VR in your environment. It also looks at usage scenarios and new functions that are available with CICS VR 4.2.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. CICS VR functionality

    Chapter 1. An introduction to CICS VR

    Chapter 2. CICS VR panels

    Part 2. CICS VR installation and customization

    Chapter 3. CICS VR installation

    Chapter 4. CICS VR integration

    Part 3. CICS VR usage scenarios

    Chapter 5. CICS VR in a CICS TS environment

    Chapter 6. CICS VR VSAM batch logging

    Chapter 7. Disaster recovery

    Part 4. New functions in CICS VR V4

    Chapter 8. CICS VR automated recovery

    Chapter 9. Automatic and manual log of logs scan

    Chapter 10. Log Stream Copy utility enhancements

    Chapter 11. Backup control enhancements

    Part 5. Appendixes

    Appendix A. Additional information about APARS

    Appendix B. Problem diagnosis

    Appendix C. Sample program, VSAMBUPD

     

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