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ERASE on RACF Profiles vs. Temporary datasets or sort files

 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:33 am    Post subject: ERASE on RACF Profiles vs. Temporary datasets or sort files
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There is an option under RACF that allow dataset profiles to be set to ERASE which, in effect, overwrites any deleted datasets covered by that dataset profile with binary zeroes. There is also a SETROPTS command that does the same task but will do all datasets.

Is there any mainframe feature that allows temporary datasets written by DFSORT or any program to overwrite the temporay datasets with binary zeroes upon completion of a job or job step ensuring the dataset is not sitting out there on spinning DASD available to be dumped by someone with the knowledge to do so?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:41 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Wonder if there might be something in SMS. . .?

Otherwise, may need to swap out those sensitive temporary datasets for "real" ones so RACF can erase the data. . .
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject:
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Nothing in SMS that I can recall.
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