Rocket DASD Backup Supervisor

DASD full volume backup & recovery and local dataset recovery

Rocket® DASD Backup Supervisor software provides complete data protection assurance for IBM® z/OS® environments by ensuring all relevant data volumes are automatically and properly incorporated into backup and recovery processes. You get easy, flexible data recovery, comprehensive forecasting reports that enable fine tuning, and the ability to automate point-in-time data replication products.

Simple, smart, efficient

Rocket DASD Backup Supervisor (DBS) automates direct-access storage device (DASD) backup and recovery. It simplifies the recovery of one or more individual data sets (including VSAM data sets) from DFDSS or FDR DASD backups.

DBS provides forecasting reports that enable you to adjust and fine-tune DBS jobs for efficient backup and recovery. It reduces recovery time, manpower, and disaster recovery costs by automatically making adjustments for unexpected equipment changes and configuration changes at the recovery site.

The DASD volumes may be stacked on high-density tape to maximize media utilization and/or written to multiple tapes simultaneously to help achieve recovery time and recovery point objectives. DBS is specifically designed to stack full volume, incremental, and differential backups on high-capacity media to achieve optimal media utilization, which will also save on costs related to off-site vaulting.

Reduce backup and recovery time

Rocket DASD Backup Supervisor optimizes restore jobs, minimizing the number of required tape mounts and repositioning commands. This dramatically reduces recovery times by minimizing additional steps and excessive overhead in the backup process—in some cases cutting the backup window requirement in half.

Flexible and easy data restoration

Rocket DASD Backup Supervisor provides granular recovery of one or more data sets as opposed to full-volume-only. It offers added levels of protection with the ability to create and recover from up to four duplexed backup copies. DBS also maintains several cycles of backups, any of which can be used in the recovery process by specifying the backup creation date/time or using the relative backup number.

DBS generates fully automated recovery jobs to be shipped off-site with the backup tapes, or recovery jobs can be created automatically at the recovery site. Restore jobs created with DBS do not require the system catalog or an active tape management system, making DBS the ideal choice for initial DASD restores in a disaster recovery test or after an actual disaster.

Linux under z/VM

Rocket DASD Backup Supervisor applies mainframe D/R principles to open systems. By treating Linux and z/VM volumes as native z/OS volumes, DBS eliminates the need to use open systems full-volume backup and recovery tools.

DBS creates a z/VM and/or Linux volume list and continuously audits DASD to ensure that all volumes that are necessary to the recovery process are backed up. At recovery time, DBS automatically restores the volumes so that they are ready for mounting.

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