• Subject: RE: DISKTASKS (was Rhyme or Reason)
  • From: "Gallagher, Debbie" <dgallagher@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 21:14:00 -0500


First of all, I gotta tell you, this problem of yours has me watching with
fascination. I can hardly wait to find out what the problem is.

I haven't a clue whether your problem could be object damage, but the
seems as reasonable as any other you've received. So, you can check for
damage by looking at the object description (DSPOBJD) or at the DISKTASKS
Most of the time they agree on whether an object is damaged. Occasionally
do not agree, and I have no idea why.  I haven't really seen enough damaged
objects in my career to have a clue about why the two would be different.

Okay, so what is DISKTASKS? On command line, type GO DISKTASKS. The first
option (I think, I'm not at an AS/400) is to Collect Disk Information. You
this menu option to submit a job that collects disk info and puts it into a

Then, when it's finished (anywhere from a few to many hours, depending on
system), you select the other menu option Print Disk Information, which will
give you a report based on the file QAEZDISK. You can also query the file
QAEZDISK. One of the interesting differences compared to DSPOBJD is that the
DISKTASKS job will also show disk info on Shared Folders. There are other
differences, which I can send you. They are in an article I wrote for
the newsmagazine of the Toronto Users Group.

Debbie Gallagher


Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 14:33:12 -0800
From: Jim Langston <jlangston@conexfreight.com>
Subject: Re: Rhyme or reason

ODOBDM = 0  (Object Damaged:   0)

I have no idea what you mean by using DISKTASKS.


Jim Langston
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