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30.09.2019

 

RTD Version 8.6.0C

 

RTD STC

  • Global PAUSE Function. A new Global Level Function has been introduced to allow volume processing to stop at a certain time in each hour over specified periods. This function is intended to provide CPU relief at critical times. It does not cause processing to stop completely (and later restart from the first volume) as for the Null Configuration, but stops processing at its current point and continues from that point.

  • Multivolume RELEASE. The RELEASE function has with the Volume Level MVRELEASE parameter re-introduced the ability to perform RELEASE for the final volume in a supported multivolume dataset.
  • RELEASE Early Full Dataset Detection. The RELEASE function has been further improved to detect a dataset with maximum three extents that is full and to skip it without performing the full filtering process (with catalogue lookups etc.) This can significantly reduce processing time for RELEASE if many such datasets are present on a volume.

  • Automatic deletion of RTDLOG Archive files. The existing feature to delete old Sequential Log files on the basis of age via a Days parameter set via the RTDISPF dialog has been extended to allow similar deletion of old (VSAM LDS) LOG Archive files.

  • Automatic deletion of Statistics Archive files. The existing feature to delete old Sequential Log files on the basis of age via a Days parameter set via the RTDISPF dialog has also been extended to allow similar deletion of old (VSAM LDS) Statistics Archive Copy files.

  • The minimum number of free extents required in order to perform DEFRAG on a volume specified by the TMA/CMADEFRAGMIN Volume Level SET parameters has been increased from 50 to 999.

  • The Dataset Level SET PERCENTFREE/USED parameters have been renamed RLSPARTFREE/USED. The PERCENTFREE/USED Include/Exclude parameters at Dataset Level are now correctly implemented. Installations using any of these parameters should re-translate their Dataset Level members.

  • The MAXDATA licensing option may now be used on more than one RTD image when running RTD/zOS and RTD/Db2.

  • New Include/Exclude dataset level parameters are available (VOLCNT, EXTFMT) to enable detection of multivolume PS Extended Format 1 or 2 datasets (originally introduced as fix for RTD850). Additional Include/Exclude parameter STRIPED to determine if an extended format multivolume dataset is striped.

 

RTDISPF Dialog

  • The Global Control Specifications panel has been extended to provide “days” parameter fields for the LOG Archive and Statistics Archive Copy fields to support the automatic deletion function in the STC.

  • The Export option on the LOG display/export dataset selection list panel has been extended to allow specification of one or more search strings to select records for display or export more specifically.

  • The LOG display/export dataset selection list panel now supports the Command Line command “EXT” to allow selection of data from multiple LOG Archive datasets via Date/Time parameters. LOG Filtering and string search may also be specified as for the single dataset display/export function.

  • The Statistics display/export dataset selection list panel has been extended to support the “EXT” Command Line command enabling selection of data from multiple Statistics Archive Copy datasets via Date parameters. A filter option (as for the ROUSTAC/X batch programs) is also supported. Additionally, HSM migrated datasets may optionally be included and the type of data (Active, Simulated or Both) may be specified. The Dialog Options panel now supports a new field to specify a generic or specific Statistics Filter member, similarly to the existing LOG Filter member field.