Which SMS attributes needs to be set to allow a SMS managed data set to be archived to disk (L1) by CA Disk after 3 days non-usage and then be eligible for MERGE from disk to tape (L2) after another 4 days?

Document ID : KB000011674
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Which SMS attributes needs to be set to allow a SMS managed data set to be archived to disk (L1) by CA Disk after 3 days non-usage and then be eligible for MERGE from disk to tape (L2) after another 4 days?

Answer:

To allow a SMS managed data set to be archived to disk (L1) by CA Disk after 3 days non-usage and then be eligible for MERGE from disk to tape (L2) after another 4 days, you need to set the following SMS migration attributes in its SMS MC: 

Primary Days Non-usage . : 3 

Level 1 Days Date/Days . : 7

Please note that "Level 1 Days Non-usage" is not added to "Primary Days non-usage. 

Instead, "Level 1 Days Date/Days" indicates the number of days that must elapse since the last reference on level 0 (L0) before a data set on L1 can be migrated/archived/merged further to L2.  

 

 

Additional Information:

If you want a SMS managed data set to be archived by CA Disk directly to tape after 7 days non-usage, then you need to set " Level 1 Days Date/Days" to 0 in its SMS MC: 

Primary Days Non-usage . : 7 

Level 1 Days Date/Days . : 0

and run an ARCHIVE to tape for these.  

Note: When "Level 1 Days Date/Days" is set to 0 and ARCHIVE to disk is being performed, data sets with this attribute are bypassed.