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CA FAVER™ VSAM Data Protection


 

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CA FAVER™ VSAM Data Protection

Solution description:

CA FAVER (Fast VSAM Export Restore) VSAM Data Protection is a utility program used by data center personnel, tape librarians, and system administrators responsible for backing up and restoring VSAM data. This utility features high performance, absolute data integrity, and ease of use.

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CA FAVER provides the following features: Multiple Export Methods by Catalog, SMS storage group, and volume. Backup and Restore selection criteria also by generic or full dataset qualification. Automatic Re-Org during RESTORE. Automatic Extent Consolidation - CA FAVER automatically consolidates multiple extent allocations into as few extents as possible during the restore process. Disk Controller Cache Tuning ability. Efficient Backups – CA FAVER significantly reduces CPU and wall time. Allows VSAM Attribute maintenance during restore. Optionally exclude Alternate Indexes from Export. Optionally Export VSAM definitions. During Operating system migrations CA FAVER performs restore of datasets backed up on z/VSE and restored on z/OS, and across multiple DASD types. Integration with tuning tool CA VSAMAID.

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  • + Functional details

    Provides multiple export methods by Catalog, SMS storage group, volume, and by generic or full dataset qualification. Also provides automatic re-org during RESTORE and automatic extent consolidation. CA FAVER automatically consolidates multiple extent allocations into as few extents as possible during the restore process. It significantly reduces CPU and wall time. It also allows VSAM attribute maintenance during RESTORE and allows you to optionally exclude alternate indexes from export. You can also optionally export the VSAM definitions only. It facilitates operating system migrations by allowing restore of datasets from z/VSE to z/OS, z/OS to z/VSE, and across multiple DASD types.

  • + Business problem

    CA FAVER releases the constraints faced by many VSAM shops to maintain their environments in the allotted maintenance processing windows. By minimizing CPU utilization requirements, reducing wall-clock execution time, and providing more efficient utility processing than the native IDCAMS utility, CA FAVER can make a remarkable improvement in VSAM management performance.

  • + Business opportunity

    CA FAVER (CA FAVER2 on VSE) provides a flexible and powerful Export and Restore facility for backup and restore of VSAM (and Sequential VSE only) datasets. Faver offers inherent advantages over competitor products. CA FAVER performs automatic DASD extent consolidation, and file re-organization upon restore. This reduces the number of extents residing on DASD, resolves data fragmentation across volumes, and reduces access times for quicker data access. Faver is known for the legendary speed it offers users. The enhanced speed reduces execution times, CPU utilization, reducing data center costs, and providing a larger nightly batch window for customers.

  • + Competitive advantage

    CA FAVER is quite simply the fastest and simplest way to back up and restore VSAM data sets on the market.

  • + Industries

    Cross Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry

  • + Customer size

    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    English

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

    Afghanistan , Bahrain , Egypt , Iraq , Israel , Jordan , Kuwait , Lebanon , Oman , Pakistan , Palestinian Territory, Occupied , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen

    Antarctica , French Southern Territories , Heard Island and McDonald Islands , Maldives , Nauru , Niue , Pitcairn , Saint Helena , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , United States Minor Outlying Islands , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    z/OS 1.12
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.13
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 2.1
       IBM Systems: System z


Date last modified:    Nov 22, 2013


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1-800-225-5224

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CA, Inc.
One CA Plaza
Islandia, NY 11749
United States

+1 800 18002255224

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