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CICS/FORWARD RECOVERY SYSTEM - Recovery system for CICS files

VSAM Tools


When a VSAM file is corrupted or lost you need to recover it quickly and correctly. CICS' journal facility provides the data, but it is each installation's responsibility to have computer disaster recovery plans with recovery programs for each VSAM file updated by CICS. Most installations do not do this themselves. MacKinney Systems' Forward Recovery System for CICS (CICS/FRS) fills this void.

Joined: 2010-07-20
CICS/Forward Recovery System

CICS/Forward Recovery System...

  • Eliminates the programming required for CICS VSAM KSDS, RRDS and ESDS data recovery

  • Selects CICS journal records based on a variety of parameters (date, time, terminal, transaction, file)

  • Selectively updates your backup files to get your users back on-line quickly

  • Recovers multiple files in a single run

  • Has a scan function which tells you the number of journal records which apply to each file, eliminating the guesswork about the contents of your various journal files

  • Has a journal print program that produces an audit log of all or selected journal records.  In addition to printing the selection fields and record key like the recovery program can, the print program can also print the entire journal record if desired.

  • Works with all recent and current releases of VSE, z/OS, and CICS, including Transaction Server

  • Supports recovery of CICS VSAM files that use Record-Level Sharing (RLS), Backup-While-Open (BWO), and/or extended format (greater than 4 GB in size)