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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 13, 2022

Record Conditional Image Copies That Are Bypassed In SYSIBM.SYSCOPY

We have a requirement to take daily image copies and to prove the copies were taken. When Db2 bypasses conditional copies from CHANGELIMIT (because NO CHANGE LIMIT MET) or from FULL NO (because TS CONTAINED NO CHANGED PAGES), Db2 does not record in SYSIBM.SYSCOPY that a copy was bypassed.

To facilitate audit requirements, please change the Db2 Image Copy utility to record in SYSIBM.SYSCOPY any conditional copy that gets bypassed.

It is desirable to for this to be controllable from a zParm and from an image copy utility option.

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  • Admin
    Janet Figone
    May 22, 2023

    Dear Stephen, Thank you for submitting this Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS enhancement request. After careful review and consideration, development has provided their feedback as follows:

    While we understand the customer request from auditing perspective, it is declined on the main reason that development cannot contain this effort within a reasonable time frame due to other committed work in the current roadmap. Also, the Utility History function delivered as part of Db2 13 GA and the subsequent enhancements currently being developed can provide an alternative solution to this request.

    We appreciate your input to the Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS development team. And we hope that you will continue to submit enhancement suggestions for improvements as customer feedback is a key component to shaping the future direction of Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS.


    The Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS team