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I would like to copy a mainframe partitioned dataset from one user to another.  I know how to do this on unix, but IBM mainframes don't run unix, at least not for parititioned data sets.  
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From batch JCL you can run a job using IEBCOPY.  If you have access to TSO/ISPF, there is a utility menu that will allow you to do this.

Do you want to copy the whole PDS or just selected members?

Is the target dataset brand new, or an exsisting one?

If existing, do you want to repalce any members that are have the same name?

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I would like to copy the entire PDS to a new PDS and I have access to TSO/ISPF.  I tried using the clone command (which I learned about 5 minutes ago) but that came back with a permission error.  Yesterday I read about the xmit command but I don't know what to use for the node name:

xmit   node.userid dsn (dataSetName)          transmit a data set to a different user
receive                                                          receive the data set someone sent
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Well if you got permission denied then either you don't have read authority to the source PDS or you don't have authority to create the destination file.

Typically the node is your JES2 subsystem name.

Bewlow is sample IEBCOPY JCL that should do it.

1) You need to create and put a valid job card for your enviroment where I have "put valid jobcard here"
2) You need to put the real datatset name for the source pds where I have source.pds.name (please note it is in the job TWICE).
3) You need to put the real datatset name for the targe pds where I have target.pds.name

This does assume you have read authority to the source file and create authority (called ALTER in RACF) for the target.

// put valid jobcard  here                                        
//*********************************************************************
//COPYPDS  EXEC PGM=IEBCOPY                                            
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                                                
//SYSUT3   DD UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(CYL,(10,100))                          
//SYSUT4   DD UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(CYL,(10,100))                          
//INDD1    DD DISP=SHR,DSN=source.pds.name                            
//OUTDD1   DD DISP=(,CATLG),DSN=target.pds.name,                      
//            UNIT=SYSDA,LIKE=source.pds.name                        
//SYSIN  DD *                                                          
  COPY  INDD=INDD1,OUTDD=OUTDD1                                        
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Most likely I don't have read permission to access my colleague's files, I did get that permission error.

How can I determine the JES2 subsystem name?  I'm new to IBM.  
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Actually if you are sending the file to somebody within your own JES2 system you should not need to specify a node name.

However, somebody who has permission to read the file must issue the XMIT command.
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Thanks and welcome to the world of z/OS.
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