IMS Batch Backout

The Batch Backout utility allows database changes made by IMS batch applications (DLI and DBB) to be recovered either to a point prior to the start of the application or to a checkpoint.

  • Batch Backout is available only for offline batch IMS programs that access non-shared IMS databases. Batch IMS programs, both DLI and DBB, can only update IMS databases that are taken offline and made unavailable to online systems such as BMP programs, IMS transactions, CICS transactions and ODBA applications.
  • The Batch Backout utility can only be used for recovery of updates performed to offline IMS databases.