Can the IBM ADRDSSU backup utility be used to back up CA Panvalet PANLIBs?

Document ID : KB000008340
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

We have several agency users that are using ADRDSSU as part of their Disaster / Recovery backup and restore process.

Is ADRDSSU an acceptable way to backup and restore PANLIB databases? 

Environment:
z/OS
Resolution:

The CA Panvalet PANLIBs should be backed up regularly using the PAN#2 ++DUMP utility and create a Protection file that contains a copy of all stored members.

We highly recommend that you establish a fixed daily or weekly schedule to perform a DUMP.

Yes, can use IBM DFSMSdssADRDSSU to backup and restore Panvalet PANLIBs as part of the DR procedures but strongly recommend that you also have the appropriate PAN#2 Protection files available as back up in case a PANLIB gets corrupted during the restore.

Additional Information:

For more information on the PAN#2 ++DUMP command, see Chapter 5: PAN#2 Library Protection in the CA Panvalet System Management Guide.