Using IBM PDUU for z/OS earlier than 1.13

For earlier releases, see the IBM z/OS Problem Documentation Upload Utility (IBM PDUU) page for directions to manually install and use this utility (MTFTPS module).

 

IBM PDUU for z/OS 1.13 and later releases

If the system is running z/OS 1.13, see the MVS Diagnosis: Tools and Service Aids manual for directions on how to use this IBM PDUU utility, e.g. AMAPDUPL module (go to chapter 18).     

 

IBM PDUU and compression

Please be aware of that IBM PDUU uses an internal compression feature prior of transferring data to IBM. Use of additional file compression tools like AMATERSE is not necessary, nor recommended when using IBM PDUU.

 

IBM PDUU parallel sessions

Start with three or four parallel FTP sessions. Too many parallel FTP sessions can saturate the network link.
For further hints and tips, please consult the MVS Diagnosis: Tools and Service Aids manual (go to chapter 18).

 

IBM PDUU amount of work data sets

Use medium size work data sets.
If the work data sets are very small in relationship to the input data set, you can end up with too many files on the IBM FTP sites.
For example, if you are sending a 100 GB z/OS stand-alone dump and make the work data set size 1 MB, you create 100,000 files on the IBM FTP site, which exceeds the IBM limit of 999 files.
This also causes a lot of delay by starting and stopping the FTP sessions for each file.
For further hints and tips, please consult the MVS Diagnosis: Tools and Service Aids manual (go to chapter 18).

 

IBM PDUU encryption password

Please be aware of, that the password used for optional encryption is case sensitive.
Please inform your IBM SR accordingly.
For further hints and tips, please consult the MVS Diagnosis: Tools and Service Aids manual (go to chapter 18).

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