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Retrieving previous versions of PDS members

 
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Yvonne1980

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Retrieving previous versions of PDS members
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The previous site I worked at had a clever little Clist that would retrieve previous versions of PDS members so long as the PDS had not been compressed.

I have a PDS member that I would like to get the previous version of. Does anyone have a utility that would perform such a function or point me in the direction of the IBM utilities/commands that are required to perform this task, then I can have a go at writing my own.

Many thanks
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Akatsukami

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject:
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I think that PDS from the CBT tape is what you're looking for.
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Yvonne1980

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject:
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Akatsukami

Any specifics on "that PDS from the CBT tape " ?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject:
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Does google not work in Edinburgh ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject:
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Whether Google works in Edinburgh or not, it would lead you here.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject:
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http://www.cbttape.org and look at file #182.

It's sad when someone can't even find a web site when given the name.
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nevilh

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject:
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The revive utility on the CBT tape (file 442) is far more user friendly and easier to install (my opinion)
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Retrieving previous versions of PDS members
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but....
I would not rely on resurrecting orphans for version tracking.

the PDS might be converted to PDSE, the PDS might have been compressed, and, and, and icon_biggrin.gif
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

What i've found useful is to retrieve the "lost" member(s) from a backup of the pds when someone has this happen. . .
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don.leahy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject:
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IMO, tools that recover deleted members from a PDS are for emergency use only. Don't rely on them for routine use.

Backups are much more reliable.
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