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rameshvaamshy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Need to find a dataset using the JOB no and Vol Ser
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Hi techies,

Client sent me vol ser no on which a dataset resides,and the job no which produced this dataset , but not the name of the dataset.how can i find out the dataset,even without a single qualifier of that data set.its a tape dataset.

help me please.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:22 am    Post subject:
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Ramesh,

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the job no which produced this dataset

If you have the job, why dont you look into that?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject:
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murmohk1 wrote:
Ramesh,

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the job no which produced this dataset

If you have the job, why dont you look into that?


hi murmohk1,

thanks for responding.he has not given job id,imean jobname,but he has given job no .And i have no job in the spool with that no.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject:
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Hi Ramesh,

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and the job no which produced this dataset


What Job No here. If Job No is that of when you submitt, then Go To Spool Locate for Job No ( If job not found in Spool Then ask any Utility which Holds Job spool detrails Ex: $AVERS).

Other Wise Give Vol Ser No as Search String And Search For it Using 3.14 for the same REfer the Forum Searching As Impact Analysis.

If You stuck up somewhere let us know.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject:
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There will be other regions where the jobs will reside other than SPOOL. But this will be depend on ur company. Try to findout the location of job, then use job number to find the job there.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject:
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Hi Ramesh,

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thanks for responding.he has not given job id,imean jobname,but he has given job no .And i have no job in the spool with that no.


Check in Spool Log.(Got SDSF and look for Log Command, There Look For Job No.)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply to: I need to find a dataset
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The lack of good communication always amazes me !!

All ( almost all ) IT shops have a tool called ANALTAPE/IEBANTP
or something like that, which reads a tape and prints ( usually )
detailed statistics on its contents
( tape label, standard file labels, number of blocks in the datasets, .... )

Ask Your system support, or in this case the operations team

if You have it You could also use DITTO to scan the tape

... You are lucky that at least You have the volser
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need to find a dataset using the JOB no and Vol Se
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enrico,

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All ( almost all ) IT shops have a tool called ANALTAPE/IEBANTP


what are these tools and are they not site-specific? Please throw some light on these as we dont use this in our shop.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

If this tape is not an "external" tape, you might talk with your tape management people. The tape library system knows which datasets are on which volsers.

As has been mentioned, you can also look at the tape header information which will give you the dataset name. Keep in mind that in the HDR1 label, the dataset name is only 17 positioins - it you dsn is longer, not all of it will be in the hdr1 label.

If you "print" the header info with IEBGENER by using LABEL=(,blp) in the SYSUT1 DD and SYSUT2 DD SYSOUT=*, you will have what you want. Some sites restrict the use of BLP provessing, so someone in Operations or Tech Support may need to run the job for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need to find a dataset using the JOB no and Vol Se
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Yes You are right, they are not included in any vanilla ( bare-bones) system setup

they are usually part of some product,
downloaded from internet ( CBTTAPE)
or ( more frequently ) part of the ( very old denomination )
traveling systems engineer tool' s chest

I was not implying in my post the presence of such tools, just an hint
for what to look for.

It is possible that other products might offer the same capabilities

My considerations apply to shops without a Tape management system,
or the case that the tape was outside the TMS
( provided/shipped by a different IT shop)

In case of a Tape managed tape there should be commands to display the content of each tape
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