What is fdso?

fdso integrates and extends the power of the other fastPack components, PDSfast, fastVSAM, and fastGENR, to offer a comprehensive, rules-based DASD management and reporting package for all types of data sets in SMS, non-SMS, and mixed environments. fdso provides an integrated platform for data set management, catalog maintenance and reporting on an installation-wide basis. The combination of an extremely flexible control language and a rich set of operators presents a wide range of management possibilities. fdso can be used to automate many large, routine jobs completely, as well as to make small modifications or ad-hoc inquiries easily.

Features of fdso

Fdso helps by: reallocating VSAM and non-VSAM files, incrementally reclaiming wasted space on an active volume (saving more that 30% of DASD utilization), producing exception reports related to incorrect data set naming, size, placement, and utilization, and catalog error checking/diagnosis.

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  • Intuitive Control Language

    fdso offers a powerful control language that allows a user to select either large quantities of data or small unique data sets, with intuitive control statements. Dataset selection can be based on any combination of over one hundred different datasets, volume, and SMS attributes, including name (mask-able with wildcard selection characters), location, size, DCB characteristics, time, etc. If a user specifies general selection criteria, all datasets matching those criteria are automatically processed by fdso.

    the ease of use of fdso shown within its interface

  • Data Set Reporting

    fdso offers a full spectrum of reports that provide detailed information about the current state of selected data sets in clear and easy-to-read formats. With a single fdso execution, a user can obtain comprehensive data set reports that would typically require running several utilities to collect and format the data. Using the powerful selection facility, users can easily tailor the fdso standard reports or define their reports to meet specific needs such as:

    • DASD Space Management
    • Capacity Planning
    • Resource Chargeback
    • Disaster Recovery Planning
    • Application Migration
    • Management Reporting

    fdso  - Data Set Reporting

  • Internal Scheduler

    By using a highly efficient internal scheduler, fdso assigns work by volume to maximize throughput via multi-tasking and multi-processing. Once a volume has been selected, fdso automatically identifies the data sets, processes them and generates any reports as requested.

  • User-Defined Reports of FDSO Data Variables

    User-defined extract records consisting of FDSO data variables for use as input to PC- or host-based third-party report writers or for driving Automated Operations and Management Information/Decision Support systems.

    fdso  - User-Defined Reports of FDSO Data Variables