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Support of ICF-catalogs on target vols when source of subsystem cloning is SLB RFE 83425

To use SLBs for backup/recovery it's neccessary to place the ICF-catalogs on the same volumes as DB2-data. But so far cloning-tool doesn't support handling of ICF-catalogs that reside on target-volumes during cloning-process. You should rethink if functionality could be added to fully support backup/restore. So far the ICF-catalog must be moved to another volume - that means: You have to be sure the catalog is not in use, create a new one, unload/load the contents and delete the old catalog! That's nothing any zos-systemprogramer likes to do ;-)

DB2 subsystem cloning from a DB2 BACKUP SYSTEM as source would be much simpler if handling of ICF-catalogs on target volumes would also be considered by CloningTool.

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  • Jan 9 2020
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  • Guest commented
    20 Feb, 2020 09:02am

    This enhancement was implemented in 3.2 PTF UI58442.

  • Guest commented
    13 Jan, 2020 11:13am

    Db2 Cloning Tool has TARGET-UCATS-ON-TARGET-VOLUMES parameter in COPY command. This parameter specifies that there are target ICF catalogs that reside on the target volumes, and you want the target ICF catalogs to remain on the target volumes after the RENAME step. If Y is specified, when the RENAME step completes, the target ICF catalogs will reside on target volumes.

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