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5.2 Functions
Table 5-2 compares the key tape management functions of AutoMedia or
ASG-ZARA and DFSMSrmm.
Table 5-2 AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA and DFSMSrmm functions
Function
AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA DFSMSrmm
Tape security
Tape must be scratch for output scratch
request
Data set name on tape must match
inventory specific request
Own internal security to control access to
ZARA objects
Tape must be scratch for output scratch
request
Data set name on tape must match
inventory specific request
44-character data set name checked
against CDS on input processing
RACF interface for tape profile
management
Access list for non-RACF system
Security erase-on-scratch
Prevent read of scratch tapes
Security classification by generic data set
name
Master tape overwrite support controlled
by PARMLIB option
EXPDT with special meanings
88000
88nnn
90ddd
98000
98ddd
99000
99ccc
99365 and 99366
Supports up to 2155/366
Dates of 1999/365 and 1999/366 mean
never scratch
Full support of dates beyond twentieth
century
Installation-wide exit or SMS ACS support
can be used to support special dates
Label support
SL, AL, SUL and AUL SL, AL, NL, BLP, SUL, AUL
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Retention management
Based on RETPD or EXPDT
By cycle or cycles by day
By days since last reference
By days
By catalog status
Never/Permanent
Can default retention by data set name
By days and catalog
Immediate
Based on RETPD or EXPDT
By cycle or by BYDAYSCLYCLE
By days since last reference
By days since creation
By catalog status
Permanent
Can specify default retention and
maximum retention installation-wide.
Default retention can also be specified
using generic data set mask in VRS
1
Retention policies based in full or generic
data set name or VOLSER
By cycle while cataloged
By job name
By days since last reference while
cataloged
By days since creation while cataloged
By until expired
By extra days
n/a
Security
Internal security and SAF interface RACF control (through SAF interface) to
authorize different functions
ACCODE JCL parameter
n/a The EDGUX100 installation-wide exit can
be used to support the ACCODE
keywords
Exit for DFSMShsm and TSM
Supplied Supplied
With DFSMSrmm 1.4 and later releases
this is a built-in interface with no need for
exits.
Full support for DFSMShsm use of scratch
pools
Function
AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA DFSMSrmm
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Interfaces
Supplied Integrated with DFSMS
Can test while AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA in
control
Initialization of new tapes
Interface ensures integrity, updates
inventory
Interface ensures integrity, updates
inventory
2
Full support of system-managed libraries
Volume pools (scratch request)
VOLSER ranges
Data set name and/or jobname (specific or
generic)
VOLSER ranges associated with system;
can also restrict input
Installation-wide exit can be used to
support scratch pools based on data set
name and job name or any other
installation-selected criteria.
Identify tapes out of library
Check in and out support Loan location support
Operator messages
Scratch mount messages issued with pool
name
Scratch mount messages modified with
pool name
Specific requests modified with rack (slot)
number in library
3480, 3490, and 3590 message display
modified with pool ID, rack (slot) number,
or pool name
Optional sticky labels
Online or batch utility PRTLABEL Installation-wide exit EDGUX100 can be
used to create a label and send to
dedicated console
Function
AutoMedia or ASG-ZARA DFSMSrmm

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