The global options apply to all archive log data sets processed concurrently by PACLOG.
The following figure shows the syntax diagram for the global options:
Following are descriptions for the global options and their parameters.
Specifies the limits to be used by PACLOG when searching for original archive log data sets to process.
You can express the limit as a number of hours, a number of logs, or a relative byte address (RBA) range. If you do not specify LIMIT, PACLOG uses the entries in the DB2 bootstrap data set (BSDS) and the BMC archive history file to determine those original archive log data sets that have not yet been processed and then processes those log data sets.
You can also use the LIMIT option when reprocessing archive log data sets that have already been processed, that is, when you use the REDO option (see Archive copy specification). The limit you specify applies to all archive log data sets being processed. For more information about using the LIMIT option, see Recommended archive log processing practices and Deciding which logs to process.
Specifies the current PACLOG job is a simulation. PACLOG generates processed log data sets, but it performs no action against the original log data sets.
You can specify whether to keep or delete the processed log data sets and whether to update the BMC archive history file. If you do not specify SIMULATE, PACLOG performs processing for normal archive log data sets.
|DB2LOGPRODUCT||If you use a DB2 log processing product, such as the BMC Software Log Master product, use the DB2LOGPRODUCT keyword to specify that PACLOG is not to filter log records that may be needed by the log product.|