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Backup DATASTOR and DISCOVER into GDG; allow only one user to access TCz

1) Automate the backup of DATASTOR and DISCOVER to a GDG at every invocation of TCz.

2) Limit access to one UID to prevent multiple individuals stepping on each other's work.

  • Guest
  • Dec 10 2019
  • Not Under Consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? A significant number of large customers using TCz
How should it work?

This also needs the JCL to create the GDG for the backups.


This is what we have incorporated. Incorporate something similar to this into SCCQEXEC(CCQTCZ):

/* Customization to prevent 2 simultaneous users, or the wrong */  
/* user for TCZ.                                      11/29/18 */  
if (strip(userid())<> 'SYSTCZ') THEN DO                            
    SAY ' Must execute using SYSTCZ. Program terminated...'        
 CALL BPXWDYN("ALLOC FI(SYSUT2) " ,                                
              "DA('DCDB2.IBMTOOLS.DISCOVER.BACKUP(+1)') " ,        
              "NEW CATALOG MGMTCLAS(MCGDG) REUSE GDGNT " ,         
        " SHR REUSE"                                               
/*  "ALLOC F(SYSPRINT) DUMMY" */                                   
 "ALLOC F(SYSPRINT) DA(*)"                                         
 ADDRESS LINKMVS IEBCOPY                                           
 "FREE F(SYSUT1 SYSUT2)"                                           
 CALL BPXWDYN("ALLOC FI(SYSUT2) " ,                               
              "DA('DCDB2.IBMTOOLS.DATASTOR.BACKUP(+1)') " ,       
              "NEW CATALOG MGMTCLAS(MCGDG) REUSE GDGNT " ,        
 ADDRESS LINKMVS IEBCOPY                                          
 "FREE F(SYSUT1 SYSUT2 SYSPRINT SYSIN)"                           
/* End of customization.                              11/29/18 */ 

Idea Priority Low
Priority Justification Other users of TCz could benefit from these changes
Client Name CDT - State of CA
  • Admin
    May Chu commented
    9 Oct, 2020 10:39pm
    Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. While we view all the enhancement requests we receive as valuable and we would like to implement all of them, in an effort to have maximum transparency we are closing the ones that don't currently appear on our two year product roadmap.

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