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DFSMSrmm Primer by Norbert Schlumberger, Mary Lovelace

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Policy management
This chapter describes how Data Facility System Managed Storage removable media manager (DFSMSrmm) provides policy management for movement and retention at the data set level. Every tape data set can have a policy, and each policy can specify movement as well as retention. The retention and movement policies that you define to DFSMSrmm are known as vital record specifications (VRSs). You use them to indicate how long and where you want to keep data sets or volumes. You also use them to define how volumes are to be moved among ...

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