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faizm

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Volume not available for a dataset
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Hi,

I am trying to delete a dataset (this was originally a VSAM dataset and had huge amount of records) but it throws "volume not available". I am not able to use any other option (like I, R etc) as well on this dataset. I have to delete this dataset and need to define it again. Can anybody help me on this.

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Gnanas N

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject:
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Do you get any other info too?

When you get the error, please press F1 (possibly two times for more complete info).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject:
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Your best option is to contract your site support group and work with them. They can find out why the message is showing up and will know what to do about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject:
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but it throws "volume not available".
When does this error come? When you locate the DS using ISPF 3.4 and issue "Delete"?

A very vague suggestion, try LISTCAT and see what it offers and before you throw yourslef in to a towel with my suggestion, contact your Site Support Group as Robert has said.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject:
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hae you tried ispf option 3.2.v?
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faizm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject:
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I am trying deleteing the multivolume VSAM file and it throws the below error

Code:
VSAM CATALOG RETURN CODE IS 60 - REASON CODE IS IGG0CLFM-4
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While doing a syntax scan in JCl it throws the below information:

Code:
NO "3390" UNITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR "####XX"
VOLUME "####XX" - VOLUME IS NOT MOUNTED


what should be the approach in order delete this multivolume vsam file.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hi All,

Issue is resolved and I am able to delete the file now. I simply used the below IDCAMS DELETE command.
Code:
//STEP01   EXEC PGM=IDCAMS     
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*       
//SYSIN    DD *                   
   DELETE (AAA.BBB.CCC.FILE) -
          NONVSAM NOSCRATCH       
/*                               


Thank you.
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