Understanding RMGR groups and functions

After RMGR is installed, configured, and customized, you and other database administrators (DBAs) can use it to execute recovery management functions against groups of recoverable objects.

The following information provides a brief overview of these topics. For complete information, see the Backup and Recovery Products for IMS Recovery Manager User Guide.

Through the ISPF interface or Group Build utility, you create and maintain groups of recoverable objects. Groups simplify the management of recoverable objects that have some common element; for example, you can create a group of databases that are updated by a particular application and a group of databases that reside on a particular storage device.

Through the ISPF interface, you can set up profiles that contain processing options to use during execution of RMGR functions. You can associate these profiles with groups, objects, and executions of functions.

Through the ISPF interface, you can submit requests to perform recovery management functions against groups and monitor the status of the requests. You can also request many functions through the Batch Interface utility and set up the requests to execute on a scheduled basis.

You can perform the following recovery management functions with RMGR:

  • Validate existing groups and, if necessary, rebuild them

  • Check your recovery assets to ensure that all resources are available and in condition for a recovery

  • Create recovery points (hold a point of consistency) on an ongoing basis to optimize recovery results

  • Find standard recovery points in RECON data sets in a recovery situation

  • Analyze logs to find other recovery points in a recovery situation

  • Create and execute recovery JCL

  • Issue IMS commands in batch

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