fdso

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 offers 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 completely automate many large, routine jobs, as well as to easily make small modifications or ad-hoc inquiries.

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.

Features of fdso

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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 dataset, volume and SMS attributes, including name (mask-able with wildcard selection characters), location, size, DCB characteristics, time, etc. If a user specifies generic selection criteria, all datasets matching those criteria are automatically processed by fdso.

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  • 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 normally 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 own reports to meet specific needs such as:

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

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  • Internal Scheduler

    Using its 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.

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