This document explains how you can automate the process of off-loading the TPX LOG data, using the MVS SPIN command.
- If you are using an Automation product like OPSMVS or SOLVE:Operations you can issue the MVS command
'F tpxstc,SPIN' every midnight or at a predetermined time using the automation product.
This allows TPX to close the current SYSOUT file and allocate a new one.
Now you can offload the closed SYSOUT file from SPOOL into a dataset.
- If you don't have an Automation product on your site, you can schedule the TPX command 'F <tpx-stc-name>,SPIN' using the JES-command $TA.
Here is an example.
$TA is the command to create the automated command,
T=mm.ss is the time in hh.mm at which the command should be executed,
I=sssss is the Interval after which the command should be re-executed (here after one day or 86400 seconds)
$VS is used to allow the console command F <tpx-stc-name>,SPIN to be executed out of JES2.
Note the double apostrophes around that MODIFY-command and the pair of apostrophes around the complete command $VS ...
For additional details on $TA command please refer to IBM manual SA22-7526-11 "JES2 Commands"