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Replication: IMS / VSAM

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CDC Record type 99 generation to be controlled externally

To generate IMS records for CDC, each DBD must be augmented by adding an EXIT parameter to each segment. This would require a DBDGEN an OLC. We need a command (type1/2) to be able disable and enable type 99 record creation against a database that ...
about 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

Needs a clean-up solution when open thread is active and there is an IMS outage

Please refer to the PMR:01622,69G,760.-----------------------------My customer does not want to restart the apply server when recovering the IMS failure.This is because the replication stop time expands and the data reflection on the target is del...
about 5 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

Write type 99 records to a different log stream

The Type 99 records are not needed for IMS database integrity andtheir processing consumes a large amount of I/O bandwidth on thecritical OLDS log stream. It would be useful to split this I/O to a differentlog stream (along with copies of the nece...
about 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

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...
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under 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 an...
over 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...
over 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...
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

Improve Error Descriptions

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

InfoSphere Data Replication for VSAM - request to remove the need of CICS

In some banking customers, OLTP server is pure IMS. They mix the use of IMS DB and VSAM files. The complete GDPS A-A solution need to replicate DB and VSAM to site 2. However, current VSAM replication need CICS been start in site 2 to apply change...
about 5 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration

Maintain/display target/apply replication I/O statistics for each Resource Map of a Subscription

It is necessary at times to confirm how many adds/updates/deletes have been applied/replicated to a target Resource Map "RM" of a Subscription. The apply process should maintain these replicated I/O statistics on the apply side at the RM level as ...
about 5 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 1 Not under consideration