IDCAMS Import and Export

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The EXPORT/IMPORT commands can be used for taking the Backup and recovery.

EXPORT option is used to Exporting dataset/alternate index/catalog to a different system from the existing system where it is already existed.

Note:  EXPORT/IMPORT can be used with VSAM dataset only and the dataset created by EXPORT can have only a sequential organization.


Entry name is the name of the object that need to be exported and OUTFILE provides to which it should be exported to..

EXPORT-TEMPORARY|PERMANENT:

The above option specifies the target dataset will exists permanently/temporary on the system after the use.

TEMPORARY specifies that the cluster or alternate index is to be deleted from the original system.

PERMANENT specifies that the cluster or alternate index is not to be deleted from the original system.

EXPORT-ERASE|NOERASE

The above option specifies whether the data component of the cluster or alternate index which is exported is to be erased or not.

ERASE option specifies the data component is overwritten with binary zeroes when the cluster or alternate index is deleted.

NOERASE option specifies the data component is not overwritten with binary zeros when the cluster or alternate index is deleted.



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