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Pandora-Box

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: SMF RECORDS
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Hi,

How to find the dataset which contains the SMF records or if there is any naming convention for those datasets?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject:
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Try the MVS command D SMF.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:40 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Is D SMF shop specific? it does'nt work for me icon_eek.gif

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject:
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D SMF is a standard command, and is well documented in the fine manual.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject:
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Roger that!!. icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject:
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Hi thanks for your but can anyone help me out how to execute the MVS coomands through REXX i tried

Code:

/*REXX*/                                                               
TRACE I                                                                 
ADDRESS CONSOLE                                                         
"D SMF"                                                                 


But it gave me

Code:

*-* ADDRESS CONSOLE                                                     
*-* "D SMF"                                                             
>L>   "D SMF"                                                           
+++ RC(-3) +++                                                         


Please correct me if I am wrong
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SMF RECORDS
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smf dataset names are pretty static for the IPL life,
so there is no need to query their name every time

if You are running on a multi-image system same thing

even better...
ALL the systems related datasets, Unless the setup was badly done,
should carry a token which identifies the system/zos image to which they belong
- usually the system/jes,/smf/node/plexid/<any_thing_you_like>ID
also in this case all the relevant datasets names should be easily buildable applying the naming convention

but if You explain better what You want to do we might offer better suggestions
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:34 pm    Post subject:
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We have some datasets and gets deleted by some x person/job so to find out access SMF is the right place.

So I need to know which has those data..

Please guide me if my approach can be made better in some different way
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SMF RECORDS
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How to find the dataset which contains the SMF records or if there is any naming convention for those datasets?

Yes, if the setup has been done decently, ask Your support


to find out about deaths and murderers You need to have a good setup...

SMF collects data, it stores them in the smf LIVE dataset, which unfortunately tend to fill up

when a live SMF dataset is filled up, a dump is taken on a sequential dataset that gets archived according to Your organization standards

usually when somebody realizes such mishaps the relevant data might be quite old,
so You need to contact Your support to find how SMF data has been archived,
the names of the archive datasets, and all the mumbo jumbo

finding out the info You ask for might be quite time resource consuming,
You will have to process all the archived smf data ( backwards might be better) until You find what You are looking for

to have an insight of the process google for "DAF,dataset audit facility" a free tool to process smf data fromMIchael Clery

to save some of Your precious time I took the liberty of searching an posting the link on You behalf
http://home.pacbell.net/mcleary/freeware.html
sorry if I deprived You of the satisfaction of finding it Yourself
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for all your valuable time & info Enrico and I am not deprived for your help but feeling previledged icon_smile.gif but just trying to learn things on own looking at manuals ,forum & google and trying the best not even to scarcely annoying experts like you icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply to: SMF RECORDS
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Hello,

Quote:
trying the best not even to scarcely annoying experts like you
Not to worry. Sometimes we are a fussy lot. . . icon_smile.gif

Good luck on the research & learning - someone will be here when there are questions icon_wink.gif

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