VSAM Questions and Answers

What is RECOVERY and SPEED parameters in DEFINE CLUSTER command?

RECOVERY (default ) and SPEED are mutually exclusive. Recovery pre-formats the control areas during the initial dataset load, if the job fails, you can restart but you must have a recovery routine already written to restart the job. SPEED does not pre-format the CAs. It is recommended that you specify SPEED to speed up your initial data load.