The client wants to perform a point-in-time backup/restore of a View database, to a test LPAR.
Would the View backup/restore utilities be used to accomplish this, or could a utility such as IBM's DFDSS backup/restore program be used?
When copying a View database:
. . FDR or DFDSS can be used if the track architecture of the disk packs of the sending and target database are the same.
. . Make sure that all tasks are down against the sending database, including any CA Deliver RMOSTC tasks that do a direct-write to the database
FDR or DFDSS can provide a faster copying as simply the database extent data sets are being copied record-for-record.
SARDBASE ADDDS (DATA and INDEX) would be used to create a new database at the target location.
SARDBASE UNLOAD and SARDBASE LOAD would be used to unload the sending database and to populate the target database.
A SARDBASE COPY can be done, in place of the UNLOAD/LOAD, which is a DASD-to-DASD copy, which actually performs an UNLOAD/LOAD in that process.