Application Backup Center (ABC)  
 

Overview
The Application Backup Center (ABC) allows installations to easily and effectively implement IBM's Aggregate Backup and Recovery Support (ABARS) methodology.

Using ABARS, backups can be based upon the individual requirements of each application, providing significant advantages over traditional data center backup techniques.

ABC from DTS Software speeds the most difficult tasks associated with ABARS implementation and makes the use of ABARS practical.

 
     
 

Policy-Based Assignment of Aggregates.
Aggregate Selection Routines, analogous to the DFSMS ACS routines, use centrally-defined criteria to specify the aggregate group to which a dataset is to belong at the time the dataset is created.

Time-consuming manual analysis of applications is avoided.

Automatic Generation of Selection Datasets.
Using the aggregate group name assigned to each dataset at the time it was created, the aggregate selection datasets are automatically generated whenever an ABACKUP command is issued.

Aggregate selection datasets are automatically maintained and always up-to-date.

ABACKUP Log Management.
At the end of each ABACKUP, the critical activity logs are automatically captured, compressed, and stored in a central repository for access by ISPF and workstation-based query facilities.

Complete information on each aggregate backup is always available, even if the data center is destroyed.

ISPF and GUI-based Query/Recovery JCL Generation.
An ISPF interface and a Windows interface allow instant interactive access to the status of each ABACKUP, including error messages, tape volume serial numbers, disk space required for restore, and other critical information.

JCL for restoring aggregates or individual datasets can be generated and submitted.

The availability of a PC-based GUI interface is particularly important during a disaster, when original activity logs and experienced storage administration staff may be unavailable.

Tape Management Bypass.
In a recovery situation, catalogs and tape management systems may be corrupted or out of sync.

ABC allows ABACKUP tapes to be used for restore even though the tape management catalog may not reflect the actual status of the tapes.

 
 
   
   

Why ABC?

Time-consuming manual analysis of applications is avoided.

Aggregate selection datasets are automatically maintained and always up-to-date.

Complete information on each aggregate backup is always available, even if the data center is destroyed.

JCL for restoring aggregates or individual datasets can be generated and submitted.

ABC allows ABACKUP tapes to be used for restore even though the tape management catalog may not reflect the actual status of the tapes.

   
       
   

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