IMS DBRC Workshop

This course introduces and explains the IMS Database Recovery facility (DBRC). Combining both formal classroom tuition with hands-on practical sessions, this course will enable attendees to perform database recovery and protect database integrity using the tools available.

The course is available for public presentations and for one-company presentations, live over the Internet, via RSM's Virtual Classroom Environment service.

Virtual Classroom Environment dates - click to book!

UK Start Times

7 May 2024

What is a 'Virtual Classroom Environment'?


What do I need?

  • webcam
  • headphones with microphone
  • sufficient bandwidth, at least 1.5 Mb/s in each direction.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the constituent parts of DBRC
  • process DBRC records
  • describe the data-sharing environment
  • register databases and their data sets
  • define & register data set groups, data groups & recovery groups
  • explain the interaction between utilities
  • describe HALDB implementation & migration
  • use GENJCL
  • use DBRC in a production environment
  • carry out DBRC problem identification & resolution
  • carry out RECON maintenance
  • exploit the DBRC API.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for all Systems Programmers & DBAs responsible for IMS implementation, maintenance & recovery. Senior Application Developers may also benefit from this class, especially in relation to HALDB.


A good working knowledge of IMS and its implementation and administration within their own organisation. Familiarity with z/OS control programs and VSAM (KSDS & AMS) is also required.


4 days

Fee (per attendee)

£2350 (ex VAT)


This includes free online 24/7 access to course notes.


Hard copy course notes are available on request from

at £50.00 plus carriage per set.

Course Code



DBRC Installation & Setup

Log & Database Registration

Utility Interaction - Backup, Recovery and Reorganisation

Database Sharing Control

HALDB Implementation and Migration


DBRC in Production

RECON Maintenance, Backup and Recovery

DBRC Problem Diagnosis and Resolution

DBRC API Exploitation

Introduction to DBRC Parallel RECON Access

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