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cappucino

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: To find who deleted data set
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Hi, Can any body no how to find the user who deleted a data set. I was testing some of my jobs. Don't know how some of the files got deleted.. So is it possible to find out how it got deleted... Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject:
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Only via SMF records. Search here or the web for previous discussions. Not sure how much info is in those particular records. Others may have more detail or you can look up the SMF record types.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:54 am    Post subject:
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I was testing some of my jobs. Don't know how some of the files got deleted..
Suggest the first place to look is these test jobs. . .

If there are weekly full-volume backups and the datasets existed when a backup was taken, the storage management people may be able to rescue them. . .

When did you last use these datasets? This would set a limit on how far back you would need to look in the SMF data.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject:
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Also ask storage management about backups that may exist from daily incrementals. Some shops protect the development environments quite fiercly as development is often seen as the high cost stage of a product or application.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply to: To find who deleted data set
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Hi, the files were present a day before and the next day it was not thee. Still many people are testing i am not sure whether any of them deleted it.. If that is the case, the issue should be handled accordingly.. So is it possible to know which user id deleted the file??? The back-ups are not taken and so HRECOVER is not working....

The only way is to test again. But this should not happen every time. So will be very much grateful if any one let me know who deleted that particular data set
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

As MBabu mentioned in the first reply - you would have to look at the SMF records for that time period.

If you intend to pursue this, you will probably need to work with your storage management people. They are most likely to know if there is already something available to identify what happened to some dataset(s). If there is not something available and your management wants to learn what happened, the storage management people are the best qualified to help.
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