FileTek Drivers

CA View migrates a SYSOUT group to optical disk when all of the following are true:
CA View migrates a SYSOUT group to optical disk when all of the following are true:
  • The SYSOUT group is archived on primary disk
  • The SYSOUT group has or will have permanent retention status
  • The number of days since the SYSOUT group was archived exceeds the DSK2DAYS initialization parameter
After migrated to secondary disk storage, a SYSOUT group continues to reside there until deleted, or until it expires from ERO disk retention. ERO disk retention is specified by the DGENS, DCOPIES, or DRETPD ERO table statements.
Retrieving SYSOUT Data from Optical Disk (Page-Level Driver Only)
When you select a SYSOUT group that shows a status of DSK2, PDK2, or PRM2 (all of which indicate optical disk secondary storage), CA View enables you to view or print the SYSOUT group directly. This is the preferred method of operation.
DSK2, PDK2, or PRM2 all indicate optical disk secondary storage.
If necessary, you can explicitly request to load the SYSOUT group back to the primary disk database by using:
  • The L line command online
  • The /LOAD function when you are executing in batch using SARBCH
Defining Optical Disk Data Sets
When migrating SYSOUT groups to optical disk storage, CA View creates a separate file on the storage machine for each SYSOUT group migrated. CA View writes the data in compressed format in blocks of 32760 bytes.
Optical Disk Naming Conventions
The names of the files on the Storage Machine are assigned names as follows:
  • index
    Specifies the high-level index naming prefix as defined by the DSK2PARM initialization parameter
  • ddddddd
    Specifies the optical sequence number for the SYSOUT group
  • ggggggg
    Specifies the generation number for the SYSOUT group
Deleting Optical Disk Data Sets
As part of its backup cycle, CA View deletes any file from the storage machine that is no longer needed. This determination is based either on the global settings specified in the initialization parameters or on the entries in the Expanded Retention Option (ERO) table.