SAR is the Stand Alone portion of the FDR DASD Management System. SAR is a self-loading stand-alone program. SAR enables a user to BACKUP or RESTORE a disk volume when the OS/VS system is unavailable. SAR will execute on all 370, 30XX and 43xx type CPU's. It will automatically determine the mode of operation that the CPU is running under(370, XA or ESA).
SAR supports three major operations:
RESTORE - A disk volume from a backup tape
DUMP - A disk volume or dataset to tape
CLIP - A disk volume to a new volume serial
An IPLable version of the Standalone SAR program is present on tape in the Disaster Recovery Lock Box.
This tape is the FDR distribution tape. The tape is standard labeled with the first file containing a loadable Stand-alone program.
To run the Standalone SAR program, mount the tape on an available tape drive and IPL the system from that device.
You MUST execute the IPL process 5 times to bypass standard labels on the tape.
Ensure that the previous IPL is done before the next is initiated.
The procedure for starting SAR is as follows:
Options that will be displayed and suggested responses are:
HRDCOPY DEVICE=mmmm (370 console ex. 3210 or 3215)
HRDCOPY UNIT=uuu (3 digit HEX address of the device)
INPUT TAPE DEVICE=3480,1
INPUT TAPE UNIT=uuu (3 digit HEX address of the device)
MODE=D4 (3480 18TK)
OUTPUT DISK UNIT=dddd-x (type and model ex. 3390-2)
VOLUME SERIAL=vvvvvv,CPY=Y (vvvvvv vol-ser of pack being restored)
The CPY option indicates how the label on the volume is to be handled.
Valid options are:
The DUMP,RESTORE or CLIP will begin when all of the options have been specified.
Successful completion of the process will be indicated by an 'FDR999 SAR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED' message.
Complete documentation for the SAR program is available in the FDR User's Manual.