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I was on vacation last week and couldn't reply sooner, but at the 2016 COMMON conference in St. Louis, Ray Johnson had a session on how to implement an un-attended backup, complete with code. I adapted it to our backup procedures and it's worked like a charm ever since.

If you're interested you can contact me off list.


from: Justin Taylor <jtaylor.0ab@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Scripted complete SAVE Opt 21

If you specify the BCHTIMLMT() parameter on the ENDSBS *ALL, it will bring the system out of a restricted state if the time limit expires. I've >experienced it firsthand.

The GO SAVE 21 commands can be found:


date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 13:35:18 -0600
from: Jack Woehr via MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Scripted complete SAVE Opt 21

Seems to me a few years back someone wrote about an entire scripted
SAVE Opt 21 that would start the system back up even if the save failed.

Anyone have a pointer to something like that? TIA


*JACK WOEHR, IBM Champion 2021-2022



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