How to convert an older RMF to pattern-masking RMF.

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Last Modified Date : 11/09/2018
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Introduction:
We have an older RMF we need to convert.
Instructions:

New Format supports all the retention assignment rules of the old format and the full pattern masking described in the CA-TLMS Configuration Guide.
The conversion process is simple and fast. The RMF is converted in place with no need to re-allocate the RMF

1. Backup your RMF. This can be accomplished using a simple IDCAMS REPRO Job.
2. Edit the new PROCs CATRMFP and CATRMFE to point to your existing RMF.
3. Run CATRMFP requesting reports TLMS014, TLMS015 and TLMS016.
4. Run CATRMFE with the single command of CONVERT. This converts your RMF.
5. Run CATRMFP again requesting TLMS014, TLMS015, and TLMS016.
6. Use the two reports to verify if your RMF convert is successful.

Steps to Convert the Retention Master File.

Backup RMF
//REPRO EXEC PGM=IDCAMS,REGION=4096K 
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* 
//SYSIN DD * 
REPRO IDS(CAI.RMF) ODS(CAI.RMF.BKUP)

Print old RMF
//PRINT EXEC CATRMFP 
//REPTRMF.SYSIN DD * 
TLMS014 
TLMS015 
TLMS016

Convert old RMF
//UPDATE EXEC CATRMFE 
//UPDTRMF.SYSIN DD * 
CONVERT

Print new RMF
//PRINT EXEC CATRMFP 
//REPTRMF.SYSIN DD * 
TLMS014 
TLMS015 
TLMS016