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Secure backing up of the VLS files

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Article ID: 38098

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Issue/Introduction

Introduction:

We will be introducing a new 24/7 region.  I understand that the VLSUTIL BACKUP's need to be done with the CICS region quiesced. Is there an alternative to shutting down CICS?  

Question:

Does the VLUSTIL BACKUP's need to be done with the CICS regions quiesed?  Is t here any other alternatives that can be used to backup a VLS file?

Environment:

z/OS, z/VSE

Answer:

The BACKUP will run but for the RESTORE, you will need to close the VLS file via CEMT.  Below is an example of how to close a VLS file. In the example below, we are closing the source file.  

CEMT I FI(ID$IDSRC)         hit enter

results:

I FI(ID$IDSRC)                                                 
STATUS:  RESULTS - OVERTYPE TO MODIFY                          
 Fil(ID$IDSRC) Bda Ope Ena Rea Upd Add Bro     Exc Sha         
        Dsn(your.source.file                )    

overtype Ope with Clo

The VLS file is  now closed.  

 

 

Environment

Release: IPC...00200-14-IPC
Component: