Automate IMS cloning with IBM IMS Cloning Tool for z/OS
Simplify cloning management
Streamline cloning activities by integrating the ISPF interface and help with the IBM Db2® Cloning Tool. You can access both products and make it easier to find all data set names and select data.
Save time with automation
Use automation to create new target database definitions on the target system, delete refreshed target IMS database data sets and update internal information to reflect renamed data sets.
Enhance database copy management
Leverage the tool to create consistent copies of databases by applying logs when fuzzy copy is used. You can copy IMS databases within the same subsystem or to a different subsystem.
Give users uninterrupted access to applications with the Tool’s transactionally consistent copies. You can reduce manual cloning processes by updating the appropriate target IMS control data sets.
Reduce elapsed time and cloning steps by eliminating the need to rebuild indexes. You can automate cleanup of previously refreshed target IMS data sets and validate that all required data is included.
Clone IMS subsystems quickly
Refresh test environments or create new ones with fast replication and other data copy processes. Storage-aware technology copies the IMS system and data, helping reduce time and minimize outages.
IMS Cloning Tool for z/OS key features
- Clone complete IMS subsystems
- Support data sharing
- Run IBM FlashCopy or STK SnapShot
- Utilize SMS options