Automating application recovery
InfoVic automatically manages date restoration strategies for DB2 and/or IMS.
- Ensuring the integrity and ongoing availability of sensitive application data (CRM, ERP) is vital for companies.
- Unavailable or corrupted data can paralyse the company’s activity and result in significant financial losses.
- The traditional method is to identify all impacted databases, check their status, write the JCLs and find a synchronisation point to restore the databases to a consistent state.
- You must therefore sequence a suite of complex and long operations, while minimising data downtime and avoiding errors.
The InfoVic solution
- InfoVic resolves these problems by automatically restoring all impacted DB2 and/or IMS databases. Using its unique technology, Virtual Image Copy (VIC), InfoVic automatically creates and uses synchronisation points, thus reducing the risk of error during restoration.
- InfoVic ensures considerable time savings for IT operations and minimises data unavailability time.
- Displays all database events to identify any risk of operation loss greater than the tolerated threshold.
- Automatically identifies impacted databases.
- Automates the procedures to follow in the event of problems during processing.
- Simplifies operations as JCL modifications are not necessary to take into account application upgrades.
- Automatically ensures database integrity during restoration using its unique technology, Virtual Image Copy (VIC).
- Synchronises restoration for both DB2 and IMS in the event of mixed applications.
- Visualize all the database
- Identify every data exploitation loss risk
- Automate every procedure to follow in case of treatment error
Anticipating and preparing to implement a restoration strategy in the event of a major failure
- InfoVic displays all events relating to a database (updates, backups, restoration) to identify risks of operating loss greater than the tolerated threshold.
- InfoVic automates the procedures to follow in the event of problems during processing. Human intervention is thus unnecessary, and batch Coverloads are reduced on the TP, as is the risk of error.
- With InfoVic, JCL modification is unnecessary to take into account application upgrades (addition of a database or a table); for any utility replacements, simply modify a single model instead of rewriting and testing the numerous JCLs that use this utility.
Multi-database restoration: InfoVic synchronizes restoration for both DB2 and IMS in the event of mixed applications.
Automating Database Restores
InfoVic provides an application view of restore procedures:
- with a simplified and powerful syntax, it automatically searches for the databases directly or indirectly impacted by erroneous processes)
- this avoids fastidious writing of restoration JCLs for these databases as it builds them dynamically
- it automates the entire procedure by stopping and restarting databases and reserving the number of spoolers required…
Optimising and synchronising databases
To be efficient, restoration must ensure the integrity of all databases, and thus perform at one point a global synchronization (this synchronization point can be taken both on the IMS databases and the DB2 table spaces).
This is why InfoVic has introduced the concept of the Virtual Image Copy%u201D (VIC point) that corresponds to an operating “hole” without updates (logical partitioning of the log). The VIC function ensures this result. These synchronization points can be created for:
- one or more table spaces, databases, or DBMS Groups selected via generic criteria.
- one or more PLAN, PACKAGES, PACKAGESLIT or PSB names
The VIC function can also be extended to the entire tablespace set by taking into account the repository integrity.