Re: no backup of the schedule?
From the CA-7 sysprog manual.
Because CA-7 is controlling a production environment, backup and recovery of its database
becomes extremely important. Backups of the CA-7 database should be scheduled
on a regular basis, at least once each day. If possible, CA-7 should be down or at least
reasonably inactive during the backup, with no permanent updates being made to the
database. All data sets in the database must be backed up at the same time.
Additionally, the backup procedure should be as fast as possible especially if scheduling
is to stop. Two other concerns for backups are to produce a single source for recovery
and, where practical, to provide error checking of index and pointer elements.
With the above items in mind, you may find that no single utility satisfies all your concerns.
On the one hand, the SASSBK00 program provided with CA-7 creates a single
source file for recovery and performs error checking of index and pointer elements;
however, it is slow for a large database. (It is slow because it creates a logical as well as
a physical backup for conversion purposes and therefore produces many more records
than a utility such as IDCAMS or CA-ASM2.) On the other hand, utilities such as
CA-ASM2, IDCAMS, and DFDSS are fast and can produce a single source for recovery,
but they have no error checking of elements.
Seems pretty simple to me.