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Question on the DD ARCHIVER

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Article ID: 145834

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Products

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

Issue/Introduction

Is the DD ARCHIVER only used to the input to a restore to allocate the input? Is this ONLY time that DD is used?

 

Environment

Release : 12.5

Component : CA Disk Backup and Restore

Resolution

The ARCHIVER DD name is used if an archive volume on 3480 needs to be opened for INPUT.
For example for the following functions:

DMSAR
FMS
MERGCOPY
MERGE
RECOVER
RESTORE
XCOPY

Please note, depending on whether the archive is on DASD or TAPE or 3480 or DYNnUNIT, the DD name might vary.
Following a list of possible DD names per device:


TAPE DDN=ARCHIVES
3480 DDN=ARCHIVER
DISK DDN=ARCHIVED
DYN1 DDN=ARCHIVY1
DYN2 DDN=ARCHIVY2
DYN3 DDN=ARCHIVY3
DYN4 DDN=ARCHIVY4
DYN5 DDN=ARCHIVY5
DYN6 DDN=ARCHIVY6
DYN7 DDN=ARCHIVY7
DYN8 DDN=ARCHIVY8
DYN9 DDN=ARCHIVY9
DY10 DDN=ARCHIV10
DY11 DDN=ARCHIV11
DY12 DDN=ARCHIV12
DY13 DDN=ARCHIV13
DY14 DDN=ARCHIV14
DY15 DDN=ARCHIV15
DY16 DDN=ARCHIV16
DY17 DDN=ARCHIV17
DY18 DDN=ARCHIV18
DY19 DDN=ARCHIV19
DY20 DDN=ARCHIV20