KEEP-SIMULATION-SHADOWS—Keep Simulation Shadow Data Sets

You can choose whether to keep the PREVIEW SIMULATE shadow VSAM data sets.
The KEEP-SIMULATION-SHADOWS keyword specifies whether to keep the PREVIEW SIMULATE shadow VSAM data sets when the recovery simulation is done. If this keyword is unspecified, the data sets are deleted.
This keyword must be specified in a RECOVER statement that includes the PREVIEW SIMULATE option. If your simulation includes a REBUILD statement to rebuild related indexes, you can specify KEEP-SIMULATION-SHADOWS in the REBUILD statement too. Specify the same keyword value in both statements. If you specify different values, the indexes are not rebuilt concurrently with the tablespaces. Instead, each statement is processed independently.
If your simulation job contains multiple RECOVER and REBUILD statements with the same PREVIEW and KEEP-SIMULATION-SHADOWS values, you can specify these keywords once in an OPTIONS statement at the beginning of the job. For more information, see OPTIONS.
This keyword has the following format:
KEEP-SIMULATION-SHADOWS [
NO
|YES]
  • NO
    Deletes the shadow VSAM data sets after the recovery simulation is done. This value is the default.
  • YES
    Keeps the shadow VSAM datasets after the recovery simulation is done.
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