DFSMS


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DFSMS

(Data Facility Storage Management System) Data management, backup and HSM software from IBM for MVS and OS/390 mainframes. Introduced in 1993, it combines separate backup, copy, HSM and device driver routines into one package, which provides all the I/O management for the operating system. See SMS and ADSM.
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In terms of DFSMS constructs, storage administrators should determine if the data sets are actually going to the proper storage groups to receive the proper HSM management.
In April 1988, IBM announced DFSMS (Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem) for their MVS (mainframe) computers.
Nick Tabellion, CTO of Fujitsu Softech, was with IBM in the '90s working with the heavyweight MVS operating system and DFSMS, which provides extensive data management services for IBM mainframes.