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Archive mainframe data to the cloud
To create a new policy, click the “CREATE POLICY” button on the top right. The “CREATE A NEW POLICY” page appears:
Enter the required input as shown in the example above:
To define a policy to archive data sets, select DATA SET ARCHIVE in the “Type” field.
Use SMS policy: Backup according to SMS settings.
Primary days non-usage: This option is not available when “Use SMS policy” is checked. When it is available, it applies to all data sets, overwriting SMS attributes of SMS-managed data sets.
Allow archive only if backup exists: Check this checkbox (default) to ensure that only data sets with a current backup copy will be archived.
Override retention Allows overriding the retention period that will be set for all archives done by this policy. The following override retention options are available:
- Forever: Archives created by the policy will be created as PERM archives with no expiration date.
- Period: Archives created by the policy will be created with a retention period calculated from the policy's run date. Available options are DAYS/WEEKS/MONTHS/YEARS.
- Date: Archives created by the policy will be created with an explicit expiration date. Once the specified date is passed, the policy will no longer be able run.
During activity, the policy uses the filters and policy options to select resources, excluding:
- Temporary data sets
- Data set aliases
- VTOC Indexes and VVDSs
- SYS1 prefixed data sets
Run the policy by selecting the “Run now” option from the 3-dot menu:
Confirm the request to run the policy by clicking on the
YES, RUN POLICY NOWbutton.
Search resources are available on the upper right of any page.
Use a full name or a pattern:
A search can be invoked for a data set, volume or Unix object by using the full name or a pattern. Partial matches are returned.
Using the three dot menu button on the left side of the table, select the
Within the restore pop-up window, specify the
Recall volume(if relevant).
RECALLto perform the action.
Input the credentials in order to validate the restore operation is permitted.
To check the status of the restore operations, a redirect to
ACTIVITIESscreen will take place.