AMATERSE: Pack and unpack a data set

AMATERSE is a service aid program that operates in problem state. You can use AMATERSE to pack a data set before transmitting a copy to another site, typically employing FTP as the transmission mechanism. A complementary unpack service is provided to create a similar data set at the receiving site.

Note: IBM® also supports z/OS® Problem Documentation Upload Utility (PDUU), which is a utility that sends large amounts of documentation to IBM. AMATERSE is useful for compressing (packing) and unpacking relatively small amounts of service data, but is incompatible with PDUU (output and input), and offers no data transfer capability. For information about PDUU, see AMAPDUPL: Problem Documentation Upload Utility.

AMATERSE supports Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) and tape data sets: