Can the Forward Merge process be executed successfully and not produce duplicates (i.e. skip the $COPYTP duplexing step)? If so, what do I need to do to not produce the duplicates?
Yes, you may remove or comment out the $COPYTP step from the $FM job (DDNAME ASM2CPYT). However, you must still run step 3, the IPC Update (DDNAME ASM2IPCU).