CATALOG INFORMATION MANAGER

ONLINE-REPORTING – ANALYSE – RECOMMENDATIONS DIAGNOSE – MAINTENANCE – BACKUP & RECOVERY

A MUST even according to the latest state-of-the-art development

New procedures like disc mirroring or the usage of almost failure less devices may minimize the physical failure possibilities but the potential danger of logical mistakes (created by software faults or third party products) still exists. Not to forget, the tremendous growth of your data entails an increased demand of management for the storage manager with no additional time available.

Automated instead of manual

Routine works take precious times are often troublesome and are therefore at the bottom of the to-do-list.
A number of practice-oriented functions support you in your catalog management during regularly reoccurring tasks such as renaming of disc, removing or joining of catalogs. CIM does all this for you in a simple, fast and secure manner.

Features Examples :

From VVDS / VTOC

  • Deletion of non cataloged datasets

  • Redefinition of non cataloged datasets

  • Correction of catalog name in NVR/VVR

  • Replacement of catalog names in NVR/VVR via predefined names

  • Deletion of non-necessary catalog names in VVCR/VVCN of VVDS

  • Listing/validation of NVR/VVR entries in cell structure

  • Deletion of NVR/VVR entries without IDCAMS

  • IDCAMS diagnose for VVDS with all respective catalogs

  • View all VVR/NVR records of a volume online Of catalogs

  • Surveillance of all catalogs and aliases online with all additional information

  • Browse/view/summary of catalogs online

  • Deletion of non existing disc data entries

  • Deletion of faulty cataloged datasets

  • Repro of wrong cataloged datasets

  • Validation of catalogs with the tape management system and vice versa

  • Validation of catalogs with storage management products and vice versa

  • Automatic reorganization of catalogs

  • Listing/validation of catalog entries in catalog cell structure

  • Deletion of catalog entries which are not deletable with IDCAMS

  • Deletion of “empty” Aliases

  • Validation of master catalogs (missing aliases are automatically defined)

  • Expanded IDCAMS examine for catalogs (without lock)

  • Improved Repro-MergeCat with IDCAMS

  • Advanced Fast-Repro-MergeCat without IDCAMS

Backup / Recovery

  • BACKUP/RECOVERY of all catalogs in one step

  • FORWARD RECOVERY of one or more catalogs in parallel in one step

  • UPDATE catalog backup copy with SMF

  • RESTORE of catalogs also with new name

  • UPDATE active catalog with selected records from SMF

  • DUMP of catalogs with corrupted INDEX component

  • RESTORE of dumped catalogs

  • BACKUP/RECOVERY of VVDS

  • FORWARD RECOVERY of VVDS

  • UPDATE VVDS with selected records from SMF

  • DUMP and RESTORE of KSDS-datasets without INDEX usage

  • REBUILD KSDS without direct INDEX usage

  • BACKUP all ALIASES

  • RESTORE of all or selected ALIASES

  • DEFINE/DELETE of ALIASES

The most important reasons to decide for CIM :

CIM»  was developed out of the day-to-day business

CIM» very simple installation and integration into your catalog concept

CIM» is programmed in state-of-the-art technologies

CIM» significant performance advantages vs. all other solutions

CIM» provides unique functions

CIM» optimizes not only IDCAMS but uses mainly the DFSMS or OS390 internal system facilities

CIM» s a tool for catalog maintenance and fast, secure and problem less backup and recovery

CIM» online reporting of all catalogs and catalog information

CIM» very user friendly through ISPF interface

CIM» is open for individual customer requirements and developments