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Transparent Data Migration Facility (TDMF)® Auto Build Code

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000190105D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Nov-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Nov-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Software front-end that can be coupled with all z/OS® TDMF® implementations, which will automatically map and build TDMF migration jobs.

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Transparent Data Migration Facility (TDMF)® Auto Build Code

Softek Transparent Data Migration Facility (TDMF)® for z/OS® product requires days of setup work prior to its use. This software solution changes the many days of pre-work associated to TDMF migration solutions to minutes. It also removes errors associated to the labor intensive manual effort. There are no known similar solutions.

The present invention provides a solution that will create an automated software solution that was previously done manually. The advantages to this solution are that it will eliminate many hours of labor-intensive work. Other advantages include the elimination of syntax errors associated to manual coding of Job Control Language (JCL).

The software solution will automatically map and build your TDMF migration jobs for you. This proven solution can map thousands of source volumes to thousands of target volumes; build all the migration JCL, all in a matter of minutes. It removes the manual steps prior to previous TDMF migrations.

The process/requirements:

• Upload the documentation, Parameter Library (PARMLIB) and the execution code to z/OS

• Receive/install the execution code
• Customize The PARMLIP and run the software
• The code will automatically execute

o Run the Data Collection Facility (DCOLLECT) to determine available Data

Access Storage Device (DASD) volumes on the system

o Read the PARMLIB and DCOLLECT file to build a lis...