Greetings. Our current UEX2 submits a batch job to MVS. I successfully tested a slightly modified UEX2 which will Start a MVS started task. The only hiccup I see are the on-line ADASAV SAVEs we run. Here’s a brief overview of the current process…
Job #1: Step #1 - On-line ADASAV SAVE Step #2 - Batch AOS FORCE PLOGSWITCH P Step #3 - MVS WAIT for 5 mins Job #2: Step #1 - Copy current PLOG tape to a vaulted PLOG tape Step #2 - Uncat the current PLOG tape Step #3 - Cat the PLOG tape for the next day's processing.
Both the batch ADARES PLCOPY (submitted via Job #1, Step #2) and the Job #2 run the only CLASS=C initiator on the LPAR. This process ensures that ADASAV SAVE tape and the vaulted PLOG tape are in-sync.
I have tried to add a “standalone” ADARES PLCOPY as Job #2, Step #1 (and bump the other steps down). Unfortunately this ADARES PLCOPY terminates with the message “ADARES (PLCOPY): NO DATA TO BE COPIED.” Bummer!!
Again, I’d like to convert our UEX2 exits to Start a MVS started task. Being a started task, I won’t be able to “single thread” these jobs thru that single CLASS=C initiator.
Do you guys have any possible ADABAS or MVS/JCL solutions that will ensure that the ADASAV SAVE tape and the PLOG tape are in-sync? We do have automation software, but I really want to say away from this stuff, as I don’t trust the software (or the people running it)!
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated!