New Features

The following new product features and enhancements to existing features are now available in Version 20.0 of
CA Fast Recover™ for DB2 for z/OS
(CA Fast Recover):
For a list of enhancements for all
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
, see New Features in the
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
. To request product enhancements, contact a product manager or post your request in the "Ideation" section of the Db2 Tools Community.
Be sure to download all available maintenance to ensure availability of all features and fixes. Incremental updates cannot be installed selectively. Later increments have dependencies on earlier increments. For a list of available PTFs, select the link for PTFs since GA on the CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS Maintenance Grid (login required). We recommend use of the SMP/E Receive Order service to download maintenance and to keep current with all updates.
DBM 20 IR 8 is the last incremental update for Version 20.0. New features and fixes are no longer bundled in incremental PTFs. Instead, we have transitioned to a continuous delivery release model that provides individual PTFs for new product features and product fixes. For more information, see Transition to Continuous Delivery in the
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
Sample JCL for Recovery Simulation (LU00795)
Sample JCL is now provided for the recovery simulation option in
CA Fast Recover™ for DB2 for z/OS
. This option simulates the recovery process so you can validate that the recovery is possible. Database administrators can use this option to verify that the required resources are available to recover their Db2 objects.
The sample JCL can be found in the FRECOSIM member of
.CDBAJCL. The JCL provides instructions and sample syntax to simulate a recovery to various points in time.
For more information about the recovery simulation option, see Simulate an Object Recovery.
Keep Recovery Simulation Shadow Data Sets (LU00135)
You can now choose to keep the shadow data sets that are created for a recovery simulation. By default, these data sets are deleted automatically after the simulation completes. However, the new KEEP-SIMULATION-SHADOWS keyword lets you preserve them. Keeping these data sets allows you to view the simulated recovery output and compare it to the active Db2 data sets.  For more information, see KEEP-SIMULATION-SHADOWS.
Support for Huffman Compression (SO14036)
CA Fast Recover supports Huffman data compression. You can now recover Huffman encoded objects. Huffman data compression is introduced with IBM Db2 for z/OS function level V12R1M504.
Support for FlashCopies and Concurrent Copies in Recovery Simulation (SO13586)
The PREVIEW SIMULATE keyword has been enhanced to support FlashCopies and concurrent copies. You can now use these image copies in a recovery simulation.
Recovery Simulation (SO08832)
The PREVIEW keyword has been enhanced with the ability to simulate the recovery process so you can validate that the recovery is possible. An estimate of the run time for the recovery job is provided as part of the simulation. During the simulation, the image copy is recovered to a shadow data set. The recovered database objects remain untouched. For more information, see PREVIEW.
DB2 12 Continuous Delivery Support
IBM DB2 12 for z/OS function levels V12R1M100, V12R1M500, and V12R1M
are now supported.
Version 20.0 of CA Fast Recover supports the IBM DB2 12 Continuous Delivery Model, which introduces new features in the maintenance stream for faster adoption.
Customers who are moving to DB2 12 should upgrade to Version 20.0 of CA Fast Recover to take advantage of new DB2 12 features. In Version 19.0 of CA Fast Recover, only DB2 12 function levels V12R1M100 and V12R1M500 are supported.
To specify the new function levels for DB2 12, see Upgrade to a New DB2 Release, Migration Mode, or Function Level.
You can now specify the SHRLEVEL keyword to control what object state indexes and tablespaces are set to when you use REBUILD INDEX. The following keywords have been updated to call
CA Rapid Reorg® for DB2 for z/OS
in support of this feature:
Log Apply Phase Temporarily Replaced with IBM RECOVER
Recoveries for objects with DB2 12 features are temporarily using the IBM RECOVER utility instead of Log Apply. To ensure successful completion of your jobs, review your JCL to ensure that the syntax is compatible with IBM RECOVER.
Extra Free Main Storage Below 16 MB
The first 16 MB of the address space now use 830 KB less main storage. This change allows more parallel tasks. To increase the number of parallel tasks, see MAXTASKS.
Pervasive Encryption Support
CA Fast Recover now supports IBM system z Pervasive Encryption.
Eight-Character User ID Support
The 8-byte TSO/E user IDs for z/OS 2.3 are now fully supported across all
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
. This support includes post-install processing.
Object List Manager Support for Selecting Objects Identified by Packages
The Object List Manager (OLM) utility now supports the base selection of objects by packages with
. For more information, see Use the Object List Manager in the
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
Support for Recovery from System-Level Backups
You can now recover from system-level backups (SLBs). To recover from an SLB, specify USE-SYSBACKUP YES in the PFR member of
.CDBAPARM parmlib. If the most recent image copy for your recovery operation is an SLB, the SLB is used automatically. For more information, see Recover from System-Level Backups.
Support for OBID Translation from an Inline Image Copy
You can now use inline image copies when performing recoveries with OBID translations. For more information, see Recover Objects with Non-Matching OBIDs.
OBIDXLAT can now be specified with SORTLOG NO and SORTLOG CONCURRENT. This enhancement lets you use OBIDXLAT for objects when the data set that is specified in FULLDD is an IBM INLINE-COPY.
This enhancement is not valid with LOG APPLY.