Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume



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Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume

Postby PeterV » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:38 pm

Hello.

If I ask the catalog there are no entries. If I look on the volume I can see the rest from a VSAM-dataset: data and index.
And the last I can not delete. I tried with IDCAMS, online and IEFBR14. The messages are different but the result is always
the same: The datasets are on the volume.

IEFBR14: failed, Dataset not found.
online and IDCAMS: no catalog entry.

May be anyone knows other possibilities to erase these files.

Thank You for Your help.

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Re: Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume

 

Re: Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:47 pm

Consult your site support group. If you truly have VSAM data on a disk pack without a catalog entry, they can use an IDCAMS DELETE VVR to remove the data (and index) components from the disk. This is not something that an application person should be doing, however. And the question arises how the situation came about, of course?
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Re: Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:39 pm

could it be that the vsam <thing> was defined in a user catalog
and the alias has disappeared ???
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Re: Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume

Postby PeterV » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:04 pm

Hi,
Like Robert told, I used 'IDCAMS DELETE VVR'. The problem was my mistake, because I didn't delete the cluster.

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Re: Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume

Postby anitadayal » Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:41 pm

Hi. I ran into that problem too. And after days of searching I finally found
this software: Long Path File Tool.

It's GREAT. You can find it here: http://www.longpathtool.com
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Re: Cannot delete a (VSAM)-File from SMS-managed volume

Postby NicC » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:50 am

Spam?
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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