Joined: 12 Jul 2016 Posts: 6 Location: United States
We have files that are assigned this management class and are to expire after 46 days. We don't run HSM backups since we use FDR for our backups. The description for this parm says that "backups may be run" for files under this class.
The files don't expire after the 46 days and get flagged by HSM with :
RC= 53, REASON= 0
Just wondering why these files don't go away if the 'autobackup =y' says that backups may be run but it looks like these are required.
DFHSM AutoBackup has nothing to do with Expiration of datasets, it is AutoMigration in combination with the datasets Mgmtclas that does the Expiration. If the Storgrp where the datasets reside does not have AutoMigration enabled it won't expire any of the datasets in it.
And you mention both DFHSM and FDR (maybe FDRABR?), which seems a bit odd. Why would you have both running? That could be a recipe for a lot of trouble.
NOTE: The FDRABR equivalent of DFHSM AutoMigration is AutoArchiving, but you DEFINITELY don't want to have both DFHSM and FDRABR doing that!
If you are using FDRABR to do AutoArchiving rather than DFHSM, then it can use either the Mgmtclas, or FDRABR parameters for dataset level selection, or at Storgrp level or the ABR modelDSCB on the volume to determine if archiving is done at that higher level.