OpenTech Systems Inc. the leading provider of z/OS tape data migration software and services, tape-based data center relocation/consolidation software and services and tape-based disaster recovery software, announced the addition of several advanced dataset recovery features to its popular DASD Backup Supervisor (DBS) product. The newly released version of DBS fully supports the recovery of one or more individual datasets from DFDSS (logical or physical) or FDR full volume backups including VSAM datasets.

According to Don Bolton, Director of Technical Services, “The local dataset recovery feature fully automates the time-consuming and tedious process of locating and restoring individual datasets. DBS provides an ISPF panel which allows Storage Administrators to select from a list of datasets and automatically create the JCL to restore the dataset. Storage Administrators can easily customize the JCL, if they so choose, by selecting from various options such as Rename and Catalog.”

Bolton also said, “DBS provides a unique user-invoked standalone ISPF panel which allows users such as application programmers to recover their own datasets, like Storage Administrators users can customize JCL by selecting from various options such as Rename and Catalog. The user-invoked local dataset recovery feature promises to be a tremendous productivity improvement because application programmers and other IT professionals can now recover one or more datasets without waiting for their Help Desk or Storage Admin personnel. Help Desk personnel and Storage Administrators can also be more productive simply because they will receive fewer dataset recovery requests.”

OpenTech Systems also added support for FDRABR full volume and incremental backups to DBS for users preferring to use FDRABR as their primary backup software. FDRABR users can now take advantage of the full range of DBS’ DASD backup and recovery automation features previously available only to DFDSS and FDR users.