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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 18, 2021

Filetransfer-plugin for IWS 9.5.x does not support datasets on z/OS (MVS) that are migrated by DFHSM

In TWS 9.3 everything is working fine. When a dataset on z/OS is migrated by DFHSM (the storage-administrator of MVS / z/OS) and TWS (agent or MDM) is trying to upload to, or download from, z/OS, the filetransfer-plugin does an alloc of this dataset and it is recalled automatically. Since IWS 9.5 the filetransferplugin only does an inquiry (or check in the catalog) and it sees that the dataset is not on disk, but has status MIGRAT1 of MIGRAT2 and the filetransfer fails (directory not found or dataset is not eligable for FTP). I believe this change in code for the FTP-plugin is not workable for customers that use IWS together with z/OS. DFHSM is standard MVS-software en controles different kinds of files on z/OS. When I file isn't referred for a certain amount of days, DFHSM will migrate this file. In our case, files are migrated when not referred for 7 days. This will prevent this file is backupped (our daily full backup) for 23 times while it's unchanged. For our site this change in IWS-code is really inconvenient, because we use this a lot and it's a loss of functionality. For now we have to build a workaround on our own, that will make an extract from IWS-database for all jobs, filter this extract on dataset-level and issue a HSEND RECALL-command for all this datasets, to prevent some critical jobs within our company will fail because IWS cannot cope with migrated dataset. We hope this loss of functionality (problem) will be fixed in the near future. Hopefully through a fixpack for IWS 9.5
Idea Priority Urgent