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Replication: IMS / VSAM

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

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

Create SQL reference manual for InfoSphere Classic Federation Server for z/OS

My customer is developing an application that issues SQL to DB2 using the CLASSIC FEDERATION.The available SQL was answered with DB2 V4 equivalent on the PMR, but LOCK was not available.Application development is delayed and the customer is strong...
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration

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 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration

Delete/Define operation on Vsam file needs to be logged

This RFE is for the VSAM development team.if a vsam file is enabled for replication using LOGREPLICATE, it can be enabled for replication using Classic CDC. if such file is DELETE/DEFINE which is very common for end of day processing, the replicat...
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 3 Future consideration

Microseconds not getting populated for target DB2 timestamp column

"CDC built-in functions cannot retain microseconds for TIMESTAMP target data type. I have a 2 vsam fields, vsam CHAR(10) field AS 2018/08/13 (yyyy/mm/dd) and vsam CHAR(15) FIELD AS 16:19:45.094690 (hh.mm.ss.xxxxxx). I am trying to map combing both...
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration

Proper messaging is needed for refresh or mirror not working

When a new file is created and Augmented for replication, and a refresh or mirroring is attempted , it does not work and below message is obtained.072-053,CRTSCVS,CRTSCVS,SYS00021,,,FBSIT.DBA.V2D.CHAR 817 IEC161I FBSIT.DBA.V2D.CHARI.DATA,SYS1.VSMS...
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration

Subscriptions are removed from being persistent when a target data channel comms. error is received.

== Customer is running Classic to IIDR/CDC SQL. Target SQL failed due to comms. issue in the data channel which was was considered non recoverable and dropped the sub. from being persistent. Would like the sub. to be restarted in this case.
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration

Provide an option to clear the timestamp from the Classic internal buffers.

Provide an option with CDC to clear the timestamp from the Classic internal buffers.
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Functionality already exists

Management console not showing  Classic VSAM to CDC DB2 Zos  subscription refresh statistics

In Management console, when a Classic CDC source (VSAM table) is refreshed to the DB2 Zos target table, the refresh statistics is not displayed.In other configs, the refresh activity is clearly displayed once the "clooect statistics" is clicked.un...
over 4 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration