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Add support for HSM messages from SLB to Recover Expert

DB2  SLB utility introduced support for providing the associated HSM messages to the utility's SYSPRINT via zparm UTILS_HSM_MSGDS_HLQ.   

This high-level qualifier must also be registered in HSM via a SETSYS command.  Data sets that use

this high-level qualifier are defined and populated by HSM and DFDSS during BACKUP SYSTEM and

RECOVER SYSTEM processing, then allocated by Db2 and the content written to utility's SYSPRINT DD.


When using Recover Expert to invoke the SLB this information is not available unless DEBUG option is used. This produces too much data for a normal run. 

This requirement is to add support to RE for the HSM messages to be written out as per the SLB utility.

We find most of the problems encountered with SLB are with HSM and having the messages with the job will assist problem investigation.

  • Guest
  • Oct 25 2019
  • Delivered
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All customers using RE to manage SLB for their site
How should it work?

Add a DD card to the RE SLB job ie ARYHSM that contains the content of the SYSPRINT from the SLB utility.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification There has been continuos difficulty with HSM issues impacting SLB. We have 150 systems and need to provide assitance to debugging. It is provided with the Db2 base utility.
Client Name Department of Human Services
  • Admin
    May Chu commented
    17 Jul, 2020 01:00am

    PTF UI68827 + UI68828

  • Guest commented
    21 Mar, 2020 03:37pm

    In progress, (PH20428)

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