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Replication: IMS / VSAM

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Enhance DELETE control statement to allow "older than xx" option.

The idea is to allow another option on the delete statement. Currently it accepts Start time and End time. I would like to see a 3rd option of "older than xx", where xx could be 10 days or whatever value is specified. This would allow a scheduled ...
almost 2 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for VSAM for z/OS 2 Delivered

CFC1 writer task should gracefully handle SYSID error when target CICS region has been shutdown

A CFC1 writer task should be able to handle a SYSID error when the target CICS region is being shutdown.
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Delivered

needs a solution for deadlock between multiple change streams

Please refer to the PMR 10350,69G,760----------------------------------------Customer would like to avoid a deadlock situations between multiple change streams when he started some subscriptions in test scenario of source server failure. Since IID...
almost 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

Infosphere Data Replication for VSAM CFC1 & CFC3 CICS transactions should end at CICS Shutdown

Shutdown of the CICS 'Apply' CICS region is delayed by the CFC1 and CFC3 transactions. THese transactions should recognise that CICS is shutting down and end cleanly allowing CICS to shut down quicker.
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Delivered

Journal Field for to identify transaction which updated the record

We are looking for following fields in management console journal fields which can help us identify who updated the record information :-First Priority - &JOB (This is must have field for all update/delete/insert operation on the record - It ...
10 months ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Classic Change Data Capture 1 Planned for future release

Classic CDC needs to alert on Delete/Define operation on source VSAM file

when a delete/define operation occurs on a source vsam file which is enabled for replication (LOGREPLICATE), it puts the source and target data out of sync and hence may cause replication to break. A warning message (CEC*W) may be helpful for oper...
over 3 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration

Allow CECD0015E to inform user where error was found

CECD0015E error message is cryptic at best. It does not allow the customer (user) to make any determination as to the cause of the error or the ability to fix the error. In order to currently fix the error, the user MUST contact IBM with JESLOG ...
almost 5 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

current IMS log reader TAPE contention behavior needs to be improved during change stream activation

Please refer to the PMR 02209,69G,760 and APAR PI71320 submitter page.--- start of the APAR quotation ---The current IMS log reader VTS contention behavior needs to be improved. Contention occurs when the IMS log reader attempts to access an archi...
almost 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

needs a quick detection solution about a connection loss without depending on TCP/IP

Please refer to the PMR 11064,69G,760.----------------------------------------Customer would like to detect a connection loss when HEARTBEATTIMEOUT=3M (3 minutes) is expired without depending on TCP/IP when the target server running LPAR is down.B...
almost 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

Improve Error Descriptions

Improve Error DescriptionsCurrent error message are very generic and it is hard to understand what exactly the failure is looking at the logsImprove on the error reporting for users to understand the error without enabling traces to understand the...
almost 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration