Define Retention Period (RETPD) in the Fast Unload Utility within a Migration

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Creating a migration strategy using Fast Unload to unload the data to tape and a retention period is required. How and where is the retention period defined?

Solution:

A retention period (RETPD) specifies how many days the tape on which the dataset resides should be retained. The value can be a number from 0 to 999. The RETPD parameter is a parameter defined within the LABEL symbol of the FUNLD utility within the Utility Model Services that was used in the migration strategy (for example, @DEFAULT). You can update the model by specifying "U" next to the model name. Then issue the "S" CMD next to the FUNLD utility. Locate the LABEL symbol and the Replacement Value should display as "SL".

Example:

             CMD SYMBOL    ERR  REPLACEMENT VALUE  
             _      LABEL              SL____________________

You can modify this by adding ",RETPD=030" for example, if you want to retain the tape for 30 days.

Example:

             CMD SYMBOL    ERR  REPLACEMENT VALUE  
             _      LABEL              SL,RETPD=030______

Press F3 and the change will be saved to the utility.

All changes made to a common model may impact other users who are using the model. If the change is for a specific use, then a template of the @DEFAULT model should be created with the change.
Any change to a model can only be made by users with the appropriate security to the Utility Model Services option.

Additional Information can be found in the Unicenter Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS Batch Processor Reference Guide, Appendix B: Using the Unload Program.