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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 26, 2024


We use LOAD REPLACE SHRLEVEL REFERENCE since the first day it was delivered. It solves so many problems. One of the things it solves is that if the load terminates/abends or we ourselves for any reason has to cancel the job the tablespace is back to its original state.

We have had a few LOAD RESUME SHRLEVEL NONE that has caused problems when abending/terminating or we considered cancelling the job as it took too much time. In that case we end up in a situation where we have to do a recover.

I think that a LOAD RESUME SHRLEVEL REFERENCE would solve that problem.

The LOAD REPLACE SHRLEVEL REFERENCE load the data into shadow datasets and then switch data sets. What if, instead of allocating empty datasets, it would start by copying the current data sets to shadow data sets and then load with resume into these shadow data sets. And finally switch data sets.

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