Corporations today are looking to leverage the
strengths of the z/OS Enterprise Server and to take advantage of
z/OS UNIX for such uses as e-business applications, Web serving,
WebSphere, and Lotus Domino. But the z/OS Storage managers who
are being given the task of managing this new hybrid UNIX data are
concerned because they are not familiar with UNIX file systems.
UPSTREAM z/OS UNIX solves this problem by allowing z/OS
storage managers to continue to use methods, techniques and systems
they are trained and familiar with. This will avoid wasting valuable
time and money retraining just to manage the z/OS UNIX file space.
UPSTREAM z/OS UNIX uses standard z/OS storage management
practices and Disaster Recovery schemes and provides centralized
storage management for Unix Systems Services, also known as z/OS
UNIX, (previously known as OpenEdition/MVS). Traditional MVS storage
management products like FDR and DFDSS can backup and restore an
entire USS file system (which is a series of z/OS data sets),
but are unable to offer individual file-level granularity for either
backups or restores.
UPSTREAM z/OS UNIX interacts with the HFS components of
z/OS UNIX via the POSIX API, which is a standards based C language
Application Program Interface for UNIX applications, along with
z/OS specific facilities. This provides the most efficient file
systems support and allows for incremental backup processing and
file level recovery!
- Provides both ad hoc and automated, unattended backup/restore, file
transfer and storage management operations
- Offers unique data reduction techniques to minimize the amount of
- Leverages the services, security, and dependability of z/OS on a
z/OS Enterprise Server
- High performance and offers low z/OS resource consumption
Employing the automation features of the UPSTREAM z/OS UNIX server, storage administrators
have the highest degree of flexibility and reliability in backup/restore and storage management
while unparalleled features save time and resources!
And the following UNIX Systems Services file
- Full & Incremental backup capability and file level granularity
- External Links
- Symbolic Links
- Unix Owners & Permissions
- Hard Links
- Auditing Flags
- Case Sensitivity
UNIX supports Lotus Domino databases using the Lotus Domino
Notes backup API. The Domino agent provides UPSTREAM the ability
to perform on-line full and incremental backups of databases, even
if in use, and also supports backing up Notes transaction logs.
UPSTREAM USS also allows Restores of Domino databases to a specific
point in time!
JAVA Client point & click Graphical
User Interface to improve End User efficiency
FDR/UPSTREAM uses the existing z/OS MVS tape management,
Security and Scheduling systems.
z/OS Controlled—All UPSTREAM USS functions can be performed
from an ISPF interface so everything from configuration, operation
and management can all be achieved through easy-to-use panels. The
storage administrator can initiate backups, perform inquires and
generate restores from a single file to full volume restore all
from the ISPF panels. The ISPF panels can also be used to quickly
and easily generate JCL jobstreams, providing faster implementation
and greater efficiency.
Batch Interface—UPSTREAM operations can be an automated process
with its batch initiation facility. The USTBATCH facility can perform
backups and restore operations and is used as the interface to your
job scheduling system. The Batch interface can be used to initiate
multiple simultaneous operations and in addition can log the final
return code and also optionally display it on the system console.
These messages can be intercepted by your scheduling or console
automation system to control subsequent operations for a totally
Data Reduction Methods—Full merge backup and automatic duplicate
file support dramatically reduces elapsed time for backups.
Reporting and Logging—UPSTREAM offers extensive and comprehensive
reporting via z/OS ISPF menus. UPSTREAM's generalized report program
can be customized to provide detailed information on any aspect
of the UPSTREAM USS system.
Vaulting—UPSTREAM vaulting will automate the creation of
secondary tape copies for disaster recovery purposes. Usage of this
feature also allows you to maintain different retention schemes
for different data.
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