Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

How to retrive prior version of a member in a PDS?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> All Other Mainframe Topics
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
santoshkumarmanilakkoju

New User


Joined: 24 Nov 2009
Posts: 37
Location: Don't know

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: How to retrive prior version of a member in a PDS?
Reply with quote

Hi All,

I want to retrive prior version of a member in a PDS. Would that be possible in Mainframe.

Please help.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

enrico-sorichetti

Global Moderator


Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Posts: 10202
Location: italy

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to retrive prior version of a member in a PDS?
Reply with quote

Quote:
Would that be possible in Mainframe.


almost everything is possible if ...
You know how to do it,
Somebody set up things for You,
( installed software, provided and enforced standards )

prior version is pretty generic anyway

You might ask Your support if a backup of the pds is available
but then, since usually backups are a daily process
if in the morning You made 10 changes, You are out of luck if You wanted the <thing> after the second change
You will be able to <back up> to the previous day data only!

there are some SCM who do versioning, but only after a change is committed

Your working copy will not be versioned ( you must take care of backing things up at the proper time )
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
agkshirsagar

Active Member


Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 685
Location: Earth

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Not sure if your intention is to use PDS as a version maintenance tool or to recover last working copy of source after you saved some changes mistakenly.
If latter is the case; try to see if PDSMAN, PDSFAST or STARTOOL (or any package that supports recover function on a PDS) is installed on your site. The best way to know will be talking to peers/support folks.
PDSMAN has been a lifesaver for me on a few occasions!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
santoshkumarmanilakkoju

New User


Joined: 24 Nov 2009
Posts: 37
Location: Don't know

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:35 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Yes, "to recover last working copy of source after you saved some changes mistakenly"

We have PDSFAST. Do you know how it works?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dick scherrer

Site Director


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 19270
Location: Inside the Matrix

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hello,

You need to talk with whoever supports PDSFAST on your system - possibly the storage management group of the technical support group.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dbzTHEdinosauer

Global Moderator


Joined: 20 Oct 2006
Posts: 6966
Location: porcelain throne

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Quote:
We have PDSFAST. Do you know how it works?


of course he does.
now, we realize you are doing everything you can
to avoid having it known that you screwed-up,
but at some point you are going to have to talk with your support personnel.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dick scherrer

Site Director


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 19270
Location: Inside the Matrix

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hello,

Suggest you focus on getting the info back rather than hiding that it was lost . . .

The only people who never do anything wrong are not doing anything at all. We all have made or will make mistakes. . . Something i regularly do is make an offline copy of things if i do not feel comfortable with the current infrastructure (not all clients have the same protection) to get things back if i step on my hand icon_wink.gif
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
agkshirsagar

Active Member


Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 685
Location: Earth

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Quote:
We have PDSFAST. Do you know how it works?

Before we answer that, open the PDSFAST ISPF interface and try to use RM Recover Member(s) option after giving PDS name in the PRIMARY DATA SET name.
If the operation was successful, you should get a message n MEMBERS RECOVERED. Now, if you open the the PDS, you should see ZNEWnnnn members in your PDS. You will need to decide which version you need to keep and discard the rest.

Note: This will not work on PDSEs.. (only reason I am not a fan of PDSEs).

To find your answer, try finding out why do we need to compress a PDS from time to time?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> All Other Mainframe Topics All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts What is the command to check MODE of ... rohanthengal CLIST & REXX 6 Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:48 pm
No new posts COBOL Version 6.1 Virendra Shambharkar COBOL Programming 5 Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:24 am
No new posts Is there a time Version of DATEDIFF ? Bill Woodger DFSORT/ICETOOL 1 Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:06 pm
No new posts Syncsort version supporting FINDREP c... juares castro SYNCSORT 9 Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:54 pm
No new posts Faccing issues while creating a GDG V... sravindra_s JCL & VSAM 5 Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:26 am


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us