I am only able to restore the datasets using RESTORE DATASET command in ADRDSSU out of the above DUMP. But i want the flexiblity of restoring the all the datasets residing on certain volume if a volume fails, because in that case i would not know the what datasets were residing on the failed volume.
Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 8620 Location: Back in jolly old England
That's the difference between logical and physical dumps for you.
Must admit that I prefer logical dumps, because if one volume goes tits up it is likely that it contained multi volume datasets, and if you restore just one volumes data in a multivol dataset you're just asking for trouble.
Also, talk to your storage people to see if there is a HSM dump and incremental backups available.