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Deenadayalan Babu

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Residual Data Retrieval
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Hi,

Is it possible to retrieve information from residual data (i.e retrieving data from the reinitialized volume – before writing any new data on those physical tracks)..?
If so, Is there any tool from IBM or ISV Vendors which is used for same..?
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the forum,

Hopefully, there was a volume backup created before the volume was reinitialized. . .

Whether anything is salvagable may depend on how the volume was reinitialized. Suggest you ask the vendor of the dasd device and the vendor of the initialize utility used.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Actually.. Both Hardware and the Initialize Utility used are IBM's..
Just saw in File Aid/master tool, which recovers deleted members from PDS.. without any backup..

So thought there will be some option to recover whole volume with the help of some tools..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

There is almost no similarity between the contes of an entire volume and the contents of a pds.

When members of a pds are "deleted" or "replaced", the original data is still "there" until a compress of the pds is done.

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So thought there will be some option to recover whole volume with the help of some tools..
There may be - but asking IBM would be the best way to get and answer for your specific situation.
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