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How can we increase the PDS space ?

Postby vgupta54 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:00 pm

How can we increase the PDS space without deleting it ?
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Re: How can we increase the PDS space ?

Postby swd » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:16 pm

I'm not sure you can (I could be wrong though). If you are sure it's space and not directory blocks than I think you'll have to allocate a bigger one and copy over the members. Make sure you allocate a LIBRARY, or PDSE, rather than a PDS, then you shouldn't get any problems with directory blocks.
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Re: How can we increase the PDS space ?

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:34 pm

Hello,

A very common way to do this is to allocate a new, larger file.

Copy everything from the original file to the new file.

Rename the old file to dsn.hold.

Rename the new file to the origainal dsn.

All done.

Depending on the pds and how often it is used, this may need to be done as part of some maintenance window.
Hope this helps,
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Re: How can we increase the PDS space ?

Postby vgupta54 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:58 pm

Thnx for reply.. As i also know this procedure. But whenever i am doing this we have to do the long procedure as the PDS is from producation one. So as company rule we have to follow long procedure . Thats y i am asking is there anyother procedure to increase the size of PS or PDS both.
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Re: How can we increase the PDS space ?

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:44 am

Hello,

So as company rule we have to follow long procedure
Then there is no need for this question. . .

If the company has rules/standards, you need to follow them. It is most irresponsible (and possibly dangerous) to do otherwise.

On a cautionary note, i have been places where individuals were terminated for trying to "get around" the standards for their own personal convenience.
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