Unshriven wrote:I have to backup a list of data sets, probably about 200 on each system we have. It there a way to have JCL read in a list from a flat file then go out and back them up? I'm really new to JCL so I'm still working out a lot of its abilities.
Note that JCL will not
do this; however, a program executed through the medium
of JCL can.
Now, off the top of my head, there is no utility that will take a mere list of DSNs and back them up (to what?). A deck of control cards is needed, and probably a little Rexx, with or without ISPF, or DFSORT/Syncsort to take your list and substitute the names for the appropriate tokens.
many utilities that can be used for backing up data sets. Do you have a preference or a special requirement as to which is used?
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