There are several ways to archive the log files, listed as follows:
Use VM:Backup to include your log files in your regular backups.
Use CMS TAPE DUMP command to copy the day's log file to tape.
Use VM:Archiver to archive the log files. You can also use VM:Scheduler with VM:Archiver to automatically initiate the archiving of your log files.
If you choose to use VM:Archiver, you can archive the log files using command VMARCH ARCHIVE FILE:
VMARCH ARCHIVE FILE filename filetype filemode FROMDISK userid vaddr
If more information is needed, see Chapter 3/ Logging System Messages in the VM:Operator Administration Guide.