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DASD/Dataset Management Software

ABR
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
ABR, the DASD Management component of FDR, automates the backup of your disk volumes. Datasets are automatically backed up when updated. At some interval, usually once a week, full volume backups are taken. ABR can recover individual datasets or full volumes from current or older backups. TSO/ISPF panels give the end user easy access to the DASD Management reports and backup/restore functions.

Allocation Control Center
Company:
DTS Software
The Allocation Control Center (ACC) is a systems software product that allows your installation to control DASD and TAPE resources. The product is also integrated with DFSMS, and provides tracing facilities for the DFSMS ACS routines.

Application Backup Center
Company:
DTS Software
The Application Backup Center uses installation defined policies for automatic application aggregate generation for backup control in ABARS environments. The product also contains log management and operational facilities to assist in system recovery.

ARCHIVER Batch Utility
Company:
GSF Software
Archive modified PDS or PDSE members or entire libraries. Recover deleted PDS members.

ASG-SmartFile
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
ASG-SmartFile is a powerful, yet simple-to-use file and data management solution for OS/390® and DB2. ASG-SmartFile provides easy access to multiple file OS/390 file types, such a PDS, PDSE, SAM, and VSAM, as well as extensive support for managing DB2 tables. ASG-SmartFile reduces the arduous tasks associated with managing several different data types. It eliminates the need to write custom scripts or one-off programs usually needed to move or convert data. ASG-SmartFile not only helps manage data, it also improves developer productivity and overall data integrity.

ASG-SmartFile™/MVS
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
ASG-SmartFile/MVS provides test data management for VSAM, PDS, and Sequential datasets for ASG-Existing Systems Workbench™ (ESW®), an integrated lifecycle solution for managing your company's existing systems. ASG-SmartFile/MVS provides powerful data editing and manipulation for VSAM, Sequential, and PDS datasets. You can use ASG-SmartFile/MVS to quickly manipulate existing data and create test data from production data by copying, extracting, and updating datasets. With its interactive and full screen features, your application programmers, system programmers, and other MIS professionals will easily master ASG-SmartFile/MVS - quickly paving the way for more efficient MVS file management.

ASG-TapeFinder
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
From one central location, ASG-TapeFinder monitors, detects, analyzes, and resolves tape media and tape dataset issues across your z/OS® or OS/390® environment. With powerful tools to sort, filter, trend, report, and drill-down for root-cause analysis, ASG-TapeFinder increases tape media efficiency and protects tape data storage. ASG-TapeFinder is the leading solution for organizing and managing s/390® tape storage.

ASG-Zara
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
ASG-Zara is a cost-effective, online media management system. Zara secures, audits, and monitors valuable IT data in an OS/390® environment, while providing real-time access to tape management data.

Backup & Recovery Manager Suite
Company:
Rocket Software
Backup & Recovery Manager Suite provides assurance that the data assets required for the business to be resilient are protected and recoverable in any situation.

CA Allocate DASD Space and Placement
Company:
CA
BrightStor CA-Allocate DASD Space and Placement intercepts secondary allocation abends due to lack of space on a volume and adds an additional volume from the same storage group to allow processing to continue uninterrupted - especially important for your non-SMS controlled data sets.

CA ASM2 Backup and Restore
Company:
CA
BrightStor CA-ASM2 Backup and Restore is a comprehensive, high-performance storage management system that provides facilities for data set archival and retrieval, data set backup and recovery, volume migration and configuration.

CA ASTEX Performance
Company:
CA
BrightStor CA-ASTEX Performance automates much of the time-intensive, analytical work required to effectively manage storage for performance and efficient capacity utilization through automatic problem identification, recommended solutions and calculated benefits based on performance and space management goals.

CA CREWS Catalog Recovery
Company:
CA
BrightStor CA-CREWS Catalog Recovery (BrightStor CA-CREWS) helps data center personnel quickly and easily identify ICF catalog problems and recover from disasters. BrightStor CA-CREWS offers forward recovery, backup and restore functions that are more convenient than IBM's IDCAMS. BrightStor CA-CREWS quickly and efficiently finds virtually any catalog problems, and then lets you decide what action to take by presenting potential solutions in familiar IDCAMS commands and parameters.

CA Disk Backup and Restore
Company:
CA
BrightStor® CA-Disk Backup and Restore provides a complete tool set for backup, off-line storage and management of SMS and non-SMS controlled z/OS data sets. It simplifies storage management and helps make the most efficient, cost-effective use of the z/OS storage hierarchy, offering incremental backup and recovery at dataset, volume, business application and entire complex levels. It can be used to complement existing products or as an installation's only storage management facility.

CA Hyper-Buf® VSAM Buffer Optimizer
Company:
CA
BrightStor CA-Hyper-Buf VSAM Buffer Optimizer dynamically optimizes bufferspace-the greatest influence on VSAM performance-significantly reducing I/O rates, response time and elapsed job time. Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) panels are provided to start and stop BrightStor CA-Hyper-Buf VSAM Buffer Optimizer, display its status and model OPENs interactively. Test constraints can be set to calculate and display the buffer values without actually implementing them.

CA Librarian
Company:
CA
AllFusion CA-Librarian manages, secures and audits your organization's valuable software assets. This powerful tool provides general-purpose library management services for mainframe OS/390 and z/OS, VSE and VM environments.

CA MIM™ Resource Sharing
Company:
CA
In today's complex eBusiness multiple-image mainframe environments, it is a challenge to ensure safe and efficient resource sharing. Unicenter CA-MIM makes it easier by streamlining and automating the procedures involved in sharing DASD, tape devices and console messaging. Incredible cost savings can be obtained by enabling multiple-image sites to share data center resources across as many as 32 system images, providing the most comprehensive resource-sharing tool available.

CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager
Company:
CA
BrightStor CA-Vantage Storage Resource Manager manages, monitors and automates enterprise storage systems, helping to ensure that critical tape and DASD remain available. Hot spots are proactively identified before they impact the system and the status of multiple CPUs can be seen at a glance, enabling efficient analysis of the entire storage environment. The Windows GUI is shared by BrightStor Storage Resource Manager, enabling centralized enterprise-wide storage management.

CA Vtape Virtual Tape System
Company:
CA
BrightStor® CA-Vtape™ is the first fully-functional, completely software-based virtual tape system. It allows you to use existing tape and mainframe hardware as well as existing applications to implement a virtual tape system. You can dynamically add cache - starting small and growing as needed. BrightStor CA-Vtape redirects tape mounts to DASD virtual volumes, which allows for instantaneous mounts and instant recalls from DASD. At your convenience, virtual volumes can be stacked on a physical tape.

CARTS/DS for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
CARTS/DS Disk Stacker is an optional CARTS component that off-loads sequential disk datasets and stacks them to tape. Datasets are selected as candidates for stacking by their name or residency time on disk. Datasets are written to tape using standard MVS read/write functions. The MVS catalog is updated to reflect the new location of each dataset on tape.

Catalog BaseLine
Company:
Rocket Software
Catalog BaseLine supports the 'empty catalog' methodology at the disaster recovery site, providing you with a simpler, cleaner solution.

Catalog RecoveryPlus (CR+)
Company:
Rocket Software
Catalog RecoveryPlus (CR+) is the world's most powerful ICF catalog management product.

Centera HSM Migrator
Company:
EMC
Extend IBM DFSMShsm with EMC Centera online archiving. EMC Centera Mainframe HSM (hierarchical storage management) Migrator is a software module for z/OS mainframe environments. It enables EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS) system connectivity to IBM DFSMShsm (Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem) for data archiving that's completely transparent to end users and applications.

CICS/Forward Recovery System
Company:
MacKinney
When a VSAM file is corrupted or lost you need to recover it quickly and correctly. CICS' journal facility provides the data, but it is each installation's responsibility to have computer disaster recovery plans with recovery programs for each file which CICS updates. Most installations have not done this. MacKinney Systems Forward Recovery System for CICS (CICS/FRS) fills this void.

CIM
Company:
ASPG - Advanced Software Products Group
CIM, Catalog Information Manager, is a leading edge ISPF panel driven S390 catalog management tool; designed for easy ICF catalog administration, maintenance, diagnostics, backups and synchronized recovery. CIM provides significant performance advantages over all other catalog management solutions, including automatic building of JCL for subsequent batch scheduling and informative online reporting of your entire catalog structure.

Compress - Optimization of DASD
Company:
Software Engineering GMBH
DASD Optimization Tools: DASD optimization is done very efficiently by a multiple Huffman algorithm

COMPRESS®
Company:
The DBT Group
The COMPRESS® range of products are data compression and performance improvement systems that offer significant IMS and DB2 performance improvements with high DASD space recovery rates.

DataBack
Company:
Macro 4
DataBack is an automated VSAM management solution for backing up your business-critical corporate data.

DINO ANALYSES FOR LEGATO
Company:
Dino Software
DAL is a Microsoft Excel application that uses Visual Basic macro instructions to process data from Legato databases. The data represents every backup for which records still exist in the Legato database. The data is obtained via Legato commands in lieu of accessing the Legato databases directly for several reasons. In older versions of Legato, data was stored in several different databases. In newer versions, that technique was changed so it would have been necessary to support multiple techniques to acquire the data. Accessing the database directly brings with it the added complexity of encoded fields whereby each bit may represent something. Not knowing what each bit represents would make it impossible to use the raw data. So issuing commands to a Legato server creates interpreted output regardless of software level, database type, or operating system. DAL was developed to create a picture of a Legato backup environment without having extensive experience with Legato commands in an easy to view format. A spreadsheet was chosen to host the data because of the extensive capabilities of a spreadsheet to further analyze the data. One seemingly limiting factor is the constraint of having only 65,536 rows to accommodate the data records. But this restriction was easily overcome with a small script program to breakup the large file generated by the Legato command into smaller files of up to 65,536 records each. The analysis can then load up to five such files into separate worksheets which are then used to generate the analysis. To run the program is simple. Simply copy the DAL spreadsheet program and the output file from the Legato command to the same directory, set the full path name in cell B2 of the CONTROL Worksheet, and click on the button IMPORT DATA FILES. That's it. When it is finished you can view the various worksheets.

Disk Space Analyser
Company:
Macro 4
Disk Space Analyser enables System i disk space to be managed in an efficient and systematic way thus avoiding unnecessary disk upgrades and improving performance.

DiskMaster/VSE
Company:
Lee Technologies
Disk Manager for z/VSE

DSN/Change
Company:
Horizont
If you want to carry out file name migration under z/OS automatically, reliably and at low cost, DSN/Change is the right tool for your data center.

DSO
Company:
ASPG - Advanced Software Products Group
DSO maximizes DASD through fully automated functionality, executing defrag functions automatically, quickly, permanently, securely and nearly unnoticed. The fragmentation index is kept on a consistent optimized level, the utilization of the volumes increases considerably, production is safer and additional costs will be saved.

EASY/Exit
Company:
DTS Software
EASY/Exit allows installations to take advantage of the 'hidden' functionality available in z/OS and DFSMShsm without the need for complex, hard-to-maintain assembler-language exit routines.

EMC z/OS Storage Manager
Company:
EMC
Simplify management of storage and storage-related resources in your EMC Symmetrix environment. With EMC z/OS Storage Manager you can discover and monitor the volumes in a Symmetrix, set alerts for volumes, manage replication, summarize, display and configure the Symmetrix and more-all from the ISPF screen. Unlike other products, z/OS Storage Manager is specifically designed for the mainframe: it runs directly on the mainframe and it uses standard z/OS messaging and security packages, employs SMP/E for installation, and logs user activity and records changes in SMP. An optional plug-in also enables management of Systems Managed Storage (SMS) and Hierarchical Storage Manager (HMS Replication) functionality.

FastAudit/390 Suite
Company:
Rocket Software
FastAudit/390 Suite is a complete set of metadata interrogation tools that help keep your OS/390 environment trouble-free with fast, accurate, and flexible audits. Choose from the FastAudit/390 Suite selectable products for precisely the functionality that fits the unique needs of your data center.

FASTCPK
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
Freespace Fragmentation--FASTCPK can consolidate the freespace on a volume into as few as one or two contiguous areas. Multiple Extent Consolidation--FASTCPK can merge the extents of Sequential, PDS, PDSE, VSAM, DB2 and Extended Format datasets--eliminating the need to run DFSMShsm extent consolidation. Space Release--FASTCPK can release all or part of the unused space within Sequential, PDS, PDSE, VSAM, DB2 and Extended Format datasets. VTOC Manipulation--FASTCPK can perform a complete analysis of a VTOC, detecting (and in most cases fixing) logical errors, such as invalid Format 5 DSCBs and incorrect freespace definitions. Volumes can be selected by specific or masked volsers, or by SMS Storage Group names.

FASTGENR
Company:
SEA
FASTGENR is a high-performance, JCL-transparent replacement for IEBGENER, providing ultra high-speed copy of sequential datasets and members of partitioned datasets. FASTGENR is a member of the FAST PACK, and can be licensed individually or as part of the FAST PACK family of products. FASTGENR is 50% to 95% faster than IEBGENER. The larger the dataset, the larger the savings. FASTGENR improves system performance and reduces resource consumption. FASTGENR offers real dollar savings in CPU time, EXCPs and Elapsed time. JCL-transparent and self-contained, FASTGENR requires no changes either to IEBGENER or to your installation's current operating environment. FASTGENR is compatible with all users of IEBGENER, including many applications and DASD management programs that dynamically invoke IEBGENER many times within a single job step to copy sequential datasets.

FASTVSAM
Company:
SEA
FASTVSAM transparently replaces IDCAMS REPRO, EXPORT and IMPORT commands, and reduces the time and resources required for VSAM copy, and Export/Import procedures by more than 50%. High-speed logic and command flexibility save FASTVSAM users time and money during VSAM management and maintenance tasks. The larger the dataset, the greater the savings. FASTVSAM is compatible with SMP, SMP/E, DFDSS, SMS and RACF. FASTVSAM is a member of the FAST PACK and is licensed individually, or as part of the FAST PACK family of products.

FATS / FATAR / FATSCOPY
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FATS: Erase Tapes: Erase all data on a tape before it is discarded. Certify Tapes: Insure that new and existing tapes do not have errors that would cause costly reruns. FATAR: Mapping a Tape: Verify the characteristics of a tape, what files are on tape, how many, names, DCB characteristics, blocksizes, creation and expiration dates, compression statistics and more...FATSCOPY: Convert and Stack: FATSCOPY can convert tape datasets from one media type to another. For example, you could convert 100 3480 tapes to an IBM 3590 Magstar tape or an IBM 3592 tape catridge and all of the files on the 3480s will be stacked on the 3590 or 3592 and recataloged, transparent to the using application. FATSCOPY supports CA-1 and IBM's RMM tape management systems. VTS Support: Tape files can be moved to A VTS (Virtural Tape Server) or from a VTS to real tape. FATSCOPY supports VTS, VSM, CopyCross and CA-VTAPE.

FDR
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDR is a complete, super-fast DASD Management system that is fine-tuned for outstanding performance, performance that is not acquired at the expense of reliability or ease-of-use. And the FDR system has been rated one of the top software products year after year. With ABR, the DASD Management portion of FDR, data set backups can be automated-automatically creating a backup when updated. And datasets which have not been referenced for a long period of time can be migrated to less expensive media. When used with FDRINSTANT, FDR allows simple Non-Disruptive Backup of MVS DASD volumes. FDR provides timely support for the latest technological changes. FDR supports the latest hardware and software advances, from IBM and other vendors. Innovation's leadership role is evident by FDR's inclusion in IBM's SystemPac®/MVS, an integrated, ready-to-IPL system that is pretested with current levels of maintenance applied.

FDR
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDR is a complete, super-fast DASD Management system that is fine-tuned for outstanding performance, performance that is not acquired at the expense of reliability or ease-of-use. And the FDR system has been rated one of the top software products year after year. With ABR, the DASD Management portion of FDR, data set backups can be automated-automatically creating a backup when updated. And datasets which have not been referenced for a long period of time can be migrated to less expensive media. When used with FDRINSTANT, FDR allows simple Non-Disruptive Backup of MVS DASD volumes. FDR provides timely support for the latest technological changes. FDR supports the latest hardware and software advances, from IBM and other vendors. Innovation's leadership role is evident by FDR's inclusion in IBM's SystemPac®/MVS, an integrated, ready-to-IPL system that is pretested with current levels of maintenance applied.

FDR/UPSTREAM
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDR/UPSTREAM offers you a powerful, reliable and high performance storage management product for centralized, automated, unattended backup/restore and archival for Open systems. Whether your data is stored on a LAN/NAS/SAN storage Upstream will provide automated operations to OS/390 or z/OS MVS mainframe server.

FDRAPPL
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRAPPL is designed to backup all data sets that relate to a given application, from whatever disk volume they reside.

FDREPORT
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
At any computer site, users at a variety of levels need to be able to refer to accurate and timely information about the use of DASD resources. Accurate information is the only basis for sound decision making and future planning. Without adequate information it is impossible to determine how efficiently DASD space is being used, or predict how needs will grow. Accurate information is also essential for solving existing problems and for preventing problems from arising in the future.

FDRERASE
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRERASE offers various levels of erase: The ERASE function of FDRERASE will overwrite every track with a single track-length record consisting of binary zeroes. This will make all data originally on each track unrecoverable by any normal means (through the disk control unit). This is sufficient for most purposes. Optionally you can specify a pattern of data for the record, a single hex byte which is replicated throughout the track-length record. Optionally you can cause the erase record to be written on each track multiple times, and can vary the pattern in each "pass". The SECUREERASE function will default to 3 passes on each track, writing a random pattern, a complement of the first pattern, and finally another random pattern. This makes the original data unrecoverable even if the hard drives are removed from the control unit and may be used for sensitive data when the disks will be sold or scrapped.The QUICKERASE function will use hardware ERASE commands to erase all records from each track in a minimum amount of time. QUICKERASE is usually sufficient to eradicate corporate data when the disks will be reused, such as at a disaster site. The SIMERASE function will not erase any disks, but will validate your control statements and identify the disks that will be erased.

FDRERASE/OPEN
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRERASE/OPEN is particularly useful for erasing all corporate data from an old disk after you have moved the data to new disks, especially if you will be removing the old disks. Failure to erase the old disks may make your data available to the eventual new owner of the disks. This may be true even if you intend to scrap the old disks, unless you physically destroy the disks.

FDRINSTANT
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRINSTANT allows you to create a point-in-time image of an online DASD volume, on an offline DASD device, and backup that offline disk as if it was the online volume. The online volume is available for normal use and updates. Since the "frozen" offline image is actually read, changes to the online volume will have no effect on the backup.

FDRMOVE
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRMOVE will combine the proven technology of FDRPAS (volume migration) and FDRINSTANT (instant data set copy) to provide minimally-disruptive movement of data sets. FDRMOVE can be used to move data at the data set level to new disks, and is particularly useful for combining data from smaller disks onto larger disks, such as moving three (3) 3390-3s onto a 3390-9. FDRMOVE is very easy to use.

FDRPAS
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRPAS allows an OS/390 or z/OS installation to: Swap disk volumes from their current locations to new disk hardware, Move disk volumes within the installation for load balancing, Do this volume movement without interrupting any system activity, Do this volume movement during normal system operations, Swap shared DASD on all sharing systems simultaneously.

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