CPF Recovery File

The CPF Recovery File is a BDAM disk file that saves transmitted commands until a response is received from a remote machine. Only commands selecting or defaulting to WAIT(NO) are saved for re-transmission. Commands targeted only for the local machine are not saved.
When a TSS command with WAIT(NO) is entered CPF saves a command image on the CPF Recovery File before transmitting it over the link. When a response from the remote is returned CPF deletes the command from the file. If the response is not received CPF scans the Recovery File at the resumption of service and select all commands not responded and retransmits them. When a response is received, the command(s) are deleted from the file.
CPF scans the CPF recovery file:
  • At CA Top Secret initialization
  • When contact with a remote machine is reestablished after having been lost
Before you can use the Recovery File, it must be formatted through TSSMAINT. A DD statement must be inserted into the CA Top Secret jobstream to define the CPF Recovery File. For example:
CPF Recovery File cannot be shared across multiple systems.
If the CPF Recovery File is not defined, command routing through CPF can still occur but there is no re-transmission of unresponded commands.
If the CPF Recovery File is full a message is written to the job CA Top Secret LOG and console each time CPF wants to write a message to the file but cannot. The CPF operation continues but, in case of failure, the unwritten command cannot be recovered.
Remove Pending Commands
You can remove pending commands from the CPF Recovery File by date and by node. This is useful to selectively remove commands (for example, when testing systems that are only occasionally active).
Examples: remove pending CPF commands
This example removes all records for the specified node:
This example removes all records up to, and including, the specified date:
TSSCPR Utility
The TSSCPR utility is run against the CPF recovery file to produce a flat file record. This file can then be filtered through the TSSREPORT3 EARL report option or through another report writer to depict the contents of the CPF recovery file.