Can the CA 11 601 files be moved or copied using non CA Datacom utilities?
Because the CA Datacom processing uses proprietary format with its database files, it is recommended that the CA 11 601 files are moved using standard CA Datacom utilities. However, we understand that for various reasons (number of files, data size, etc.), clients will sometimes need to use other utilities to move the files.
You can use any non-DBUTLTY DASD utility (e.g. DFDSS, FDRDSF, etc) to move Datacom areas that are not in use, if you follow a few simple rules:
As a best practice, if any DBID was OPEN to the MUF at the time of the copy or non-DBUTLTY backup was taken, our recommendation would be to perform a RETIX of the entire DBID. To verify if a database or DBID was open or not at the time of the backup, run a DBUTLTY REPORT AREA=CXX. If the READ ONLY or UPDATE USER COUNT is non-zero, then the particular database was not closed at the time of the copy/backup.