The Makers of FDR®

January 15, 2008

INNOVATION DATA PROCESSING ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT TECHNICAL BULLETIN FOR ALL FDR USERS


What is in this Technical Bulletin?

  1. HIPER fix P-54.6067
  2. New features available in FDR V5.4 L62
  3. Updates to the latest product release information
HIPER FIX P-54.6067

Innovation has discovered a problem that can cause VSAM data sets with certain unusual characteristics to be corrupted when they are restored, copied, or moved to a cylinder number higher than 32767. Although this is only possible when the output volume is a 3390-54, we urge all customers to apply the following ZAP as soon as possible. Please do not delay installing the ZAP because you have not installed any 3390-54's yet, because you may not remember when you do install them.

If you do have 3390-54 volumes and you suspect that you have been affected by this problem, please contact Innovation for instructions on identifying and repairing affected data sets.

This ZAP is included in V 5.4/62, which is now available. If you would prefer to install V 5.4/62, please fill out the form at:
http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/upgrade/exform.cfm
*****    ZAP-ID#   : P-54.6067
*        PREREQ    : V 5.4/60 OR 61
*        STATUS    : APPLIED V 5.4/62;
*                       CORRESPONDING ZAP FOR 5.4/50-53 IS P-54.5107;
*                       CORRESPONDING ZAP FOR 5.4/55-56 IS P-54.5613
*        SYMPTOMS  : FDRDSF,FDRCOPY,FDRABR:FDRDSFC:INCORROUT.  AFTER
*                    A RESTORE, COPY, OR MOVE OF A VSAM DATA SET TO A
*                    3390-54 WHERE THE DATA SET GOT ALLOCATED ABOVE
*                    CYLINDER 32767, THE HI-A-RBA AND THE HIGH-RBA
*                    VALUES IN THE VVR TYPE 23 CELL MAY BE SET
*                    INCORRECTLY.  THIS PROBLEM MAY CAUSE FDRCPK TO
*                    GET AN ABEND S0C9 AND/OR TO ISSUE ERROR MESSAGE
*                    CPK583E REASON=E.
*        SOLUTION  : APPLY ZAP.
*        NOTE      : FDRPAS/FDRMOVE DOES NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM.
*-
   NAME  FDRDSFC  FDRDSFC
   IDRDATA  P546067
   VER  0106  D106,D108
   VER  8866  4B10,E002
   VER  C57A  4B00,E002
   REP  0106  4B10,E002,5410,98EC,07FF,4B00,E002,5400
   REP  0116  98EC,47F0,B5C2
   REP  8866  45F0,D106
   REP  C57A  47F0,D110
   CHECKSUM  3424C88A
*
*  THE FOLLOWING ZAP IS FOR FDRCPK CUSTOMERS ONLY
*
*-
   NAME  FDRRESTR  FDRRESTR
   IDRDATA  P546067
   VER  1D40  BD40,BD42
   VER  21AC  92C5,DB27
   REP  1D40  92C5,DB27,5500,A97C,4780,A1B8,07F1
   REP  21AC  4510,BD40
   CHECKSUM  8FD13659
*
*****    END OF MODIFICATION

If you are running an older release than V 5.4/60, then you can download the corresponding fix from the Innovation FTP site at:
http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/ftp/ftp.cfm
For V 5.4/50 through V 5.4/53: file /download/FDR_V54/P545107.txt
For V 5.4/55 through V 5.4/56: file /download/FDR_V54/P545613.txt

If you have not already registered for FTP access, click on the "Register for FTP Site Access" link.

If you are already registered, enter your access code (use capitals for any letters in your access code) and click on the "FTP Login" link.

NEW FEATURES AVAILABLE IN FDR V5.4 L62

Version 5.4 L62 is now available.

New features:
  • FDRINSTANT now supports space efficient (SE) FlashCopy.
  • FDRINSTANT now supports incremental FlashCopy.
The documentation for these features is in the ICL library, in member FC5462.

Any version of FDR is compatible with dynamic volume expansion. After you expand a volume size using dynamic volume expansion and run the ICKDSF REFORMAT command to rebuild the VTOC and VTOC index, the FDR system will recognize the new volume size.

LATEST PRODUCT RELEASE INFORMATION

Please review the link below for product information, and particularly the updates for FDR when archiving in a z/OS 1.8 system and for the new PDSE feature of buffering beyond CLOSE in z/OS 1.6 and above.

http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/osreq.cfm

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France:
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E-Mail:
Support: frsupport@fdrinnovation.com
Sales: frsales@fdrinnovation.com

Germany:
Innovation Data Processing International Ltd.,
Orleansstrasse 4a,
D-81669 Muenchen, Germany
Tel: 089-489-0210, Fax: 089-489-1355
E-Mail:
Support: desupport@fdrinnovation.com
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Tel: 036-534-1660, Fax: 036-533-7308
E-Mail:
Support: nlsupport@fdrinnovation.com
Sales: nlsales@fdrinnovation.com

United Kingdom:
Innovation Data Processing Ltd., Clarendon House, 125 Shenley Road,
Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1AG, England
Tel: 0208-905-1266, Fax: 0208-905-1428
E-Mail:
Support: uksupport@fdrinnovation.com
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