There is a file management issue ... DSPFD or DSPOBJD to *OUTFILE & query
compare current size of file to increments left, then change files that are
almost full so there is more room for growth.  There is a risk that files on
the 400 need a particular kind of housekeeping & our attention is on other
things & not notice trouble coming in time to clean it up elegantly.

I have in the past year significantly killed dead records, from files whose
software had not provided adequate provision to get rid of records coded for
deletion or otherwise completed activity, but disk space seems to be about
the same as it was.  I am wondering if there is something else I need to do
with a file, if perhaps a 400 file like a 36 file, is eating more space than
the actual records left there & I need to reduce size to what is really
there, with growth allowance sufficient to get it back to where I found it.

Is there an IBM command out there where I can say to a file:
Reduce the disk space you now consuming to the amount of space you actually
need, but keep all the growth options.
Or am I going to have to write something to do this, in which a parameter
would be the name of the file to be down sized.

My backup menu, which I use every nite, has some options that I run often in
support of various system housekeeping, but not when I am covered up in other
work.

I have recently added a menu option to our backup menu to capture DSPLOG
error messages associated with password violations & someone trying to access
files to which they not authorized ... I can dig up the numbers if you like.

I would like to add an option to review all the messages associated with file
increment growth ... what message # was that again?

Thanks

MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)


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