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Unattended Service

The NIH Data Center has unattended service—service without operators—during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays for Unix (EOS), Helix, and Titan systems.

The holiday schedule, showing specific dates of unattended service, is shown at the bottom of the page.

Mainframe (z/OS) Services

ISPF, TSO, DB2, and MODEL 204

  • Will be available during unattended service.
    Users may submit batch jobs to execute in any job class, but some restrictions will apply.

JOBS REQUIRING TAPES

  • NIH-owned tapes on Titan are part of the virtual tape system—jobs using NIH-owned tapes may be submitted and should execute.
  • Foreign tapes require operator intervention—jobs requesting foreign tapes will be automatically canceled.

DATA AND DISK BACKUPS

  • Data sets created or updated on public volumes are backed up early each morning.
  • Data sets may be restored using the Interactive Storage Management Facility. (See "Using ISMF" in the Titan Batch Processing manual.)

PRINTING SERVICES

  • Central Printing—No printing services are available at the central facilities during unattended service.
  • Output that is generated during this time and is awaiting printing will be processed when normal service resumes.
  • Output that is generated and not awaiting printing will be subject to normal OUTPUT HOLD time limits.
  • Remote printing services will be available if offered by the local sites.

IMS

  • IMS will not be available during the unattended service periods. Batch jobs that request this service (indicated by the presence of a /*ROUTE XEQ IMSBATCH statement) will be held until normal service resumes.

Holiday Service Schedules 2014

Thanksgiving

Thursday November 27 Unattended service

Christmas

Wednesday December 24 Unattended service after 6:00PM
Thursday December 25 Unattended service

New Year's

Wednesday December 31 Unattended service after 6:00PM
Thursday January 1, 2015 Unattended service

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This page last reviewed: January 02, 2014