CA Workload Automation Restart Option for z/OS Schedulers Tuesday Tip by Alisa Puckett, Sr. Support Engineer for May 20, 2014
The AL7BKUP job contains LOCK and UNLOcK statements in the DBUTLTY step.
If for some reason the BACKUP job does not complete successfully (i.e., the
BACKUP portion failed) then the UNLOCK doesn’t execute leaving the LOCKs in
place. This is because the LOCK/BACKUP/UNLOCK are in the same DBUTLTY step,
The AL7BKUP job can be adjusted to separate the LOCK and BACKUP statements
into one step, and the UNLOCK statements into a second step with a COND=EVEN
which will allow it to run regardless of what happens prior.
For additional information, please visit the support.ca.com website to view tech doc
TEC610646 entitled 'Updated version of AL7ADUP to avoid leaving the LOCKs in place' at
the link below for an updated version of AL7BKUP.