Recovery for abended BACKUP with SYNCDEVS set to N99

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Article ID: 129013

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Products

CA Disk Backup and Restore - MVS CA DISK BACKUP AND RESTORE- ADD-ON OPTIO CA DISK BACKUP AND RESTORE

Issue/Introduction

If a Backup abends while running with sysparm SYNCDEVS set to N99 (the default) a discrepancy between data sets written on tape and DSNINDEX records added to the CA Disk Files Data Set can occur. How to recover from this?                                  

Environment

Release:
Component: DISKOS

Resolution

Just rerun the BACKUP and MERGE the output tape from the abended Backup. 
Merging the output tape from the abended Backup would only forward the backup copies on the tape with corresponding valid DSNINDEX records, but it would create a correct tape with matching DSNINDEX records. 
So in any case a subsequent MERGE will correct the mismatch between tape contents and DSNINDEX records based on the existing DSNINDEX records.    

Otherwise, to determine which data sets are already on the tape, run the Tape Analysis Utility as described in the CA Disk Systems Guide 
and compare the listed data sets to the result of a LISTD VOL= for that archvol. Then run a REBUILD to create the missing DSNINDEX entries. 
A REBUILD will correct the mismatch between tape contents and DSNINDEX records based on the tape contents.