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sathyaraj

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: FileAid or IDCAMS
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Hi,

I am taking backups of some huge files. And I want to know which one is more efficient Fileaid or IDCAMS and in what way it is efficient? Or is there some other utility that can give better performance than these two?

Thanks in Advance.

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Sathya.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject:
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DF/DSS is usually pretty good at backups, although FIle Aid certainly can be used for backups. IDCAMS isn't as good a choice as DF/DSS since DF/DSS is designed to create backups.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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I am taking backups of some huge files. . .which one is more efficient Fileaid or IDCAMS
Neither. . .

As Robert suggested, DF/DSS would be a far better choice icon_wink.gif
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject:
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I've not used DF/DSS in a long time, but as far as the others mentioned, I've found that your sort product will usually outperform IEBGENER, IDCAMS, or File-Aid.
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