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amfarrag

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:49 am    Post subject: Backup group of datasets
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can i use the IEBCOPY utility to backup a group of datasets by writing its prefix ; for example to backup using dsn=adm.*.**
plz give me a sample JCL
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nitin_agr

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: Backup group of datasets
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I dont think that it is possible, when I tried the same getting following error:
INVALID DATA SET NAME FORMAT IN DSN= OPERAND

What you can do, you can use multiple dataset names using multiplpe INDD parameters.

Friends, Am i right if not do correct me...

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amfarrag

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:33 am    Post subject: Re: Backup group of datasets
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plz everybody tell me if there is any method for doing this task
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prasanth_thavva

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: Backup group of datasets
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i dont think so ... it wont work
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Backup group of datasets
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You can use the ADRDSSU util which allows you to dump or back-up DASD datasets onto sequential files on DASD or tape volumes. You can use INCLUDE or EXCLUDE statements to filter out the datasets you want backed up.

I believe ADRDSSU is available under DFDSS (Data Facility Data Set Services) for z/OS. But I may be wrong. Check with your site admin to confirm that this facility is available at your site.

I have attached a sample JCL for backing up/restoring datasets.

Hope this helps.
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