Key features of IBM CICS VSAM Recovery for z/VSE

Archive utility for reports and copies

Set up CICS to run the IBM CICS VSAM Recovery for z/VSE (CCICSVR) archive automatically each time a CICS journal is full. The CICSVR archive function produces an archive report and can make copies of the journal. The information in the archive report will assist the user in constructing a CICSVR forward recovery or backout job (or both). Copies of the journal can be sent to off-site disaster recovery locations.

Forward recovery for data set backup and restore

Use CICSVR forward recovery to recover your VSAM data sets. A user is responsible for data set backup and data set restore. CICSVR applies the CICS journal records to the user restored data set starting at the time of the data set backup.

Backout for removing uncommitted changes

Use CICSVR backout to remove uncommitted changes when CICS online backout has failed. CICSVR uses the before-images from the CICS system log to remove any uncommitted changes.

Disaster recovery strategy for VSAM data sets

Establish a disaster recovery strategy for your VSAM data sets. The VSAM data set backup copies, CICS journal and system log copies can be sent to off-site disaster recovery locations for use by CICSVR forward recovery and CICSVR backout.

IBM CICS VSAM Recovery for z/VSE User Guide and Reference

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Technical details

Software requirements

Requires VSE/ESA V1.4 and VSE/ESA V2.1 or above and one of the following CICS environments: CICS V2.3 or IBM CICS Transaction Server.

    Hardware requirements

    Runs on any IBM processor supported by VSE/ESA V1.4 and above.