I am used to specifying DASD volume serials and generic volsers (e.g. first 2 or 3 chars of the volser) to Innovation's FDRABR to allow it to automatically select the matching volumes to backup to a tape.
But is there anything comparable in IBM's dfsmsdss? I know that SMS Storage Groups can be specified, but what if the volumes are not SMS managed? Can it still be done that way?
Anybody found a way (using REXX exec's or similar) to generate the codee to do such a thing?
The relevant parameter is INDYNAM, and it says in the DSS book
"You cannot specify a nonspecific volume serial number using an asterisk (*)". So that's a No, then.
You could do something clever with rexx to process a list of the volumes you want (every site has some tool to generate a list of volumes from a generic pattern) and build a list which you can supply as JCL to INDDNAME, or else as input statements for FILTERDD.
Hi Alan, glad to help.
DCOLLECT can give you a list of volumes. Then just read into rexx, filter the volumes you want, and output in a format for the DSS job. Should only take a few minutes if you know your way around rexx.