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BobGilbert
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: VRS Rules and expired datasets Reply with quote

Yes our shop uses retention periods, it is what it is....

I can see 275,000 expired files out there and we continually have attempted to get them cleaned up and deleted. I am being told this is a manual process. Our support indicates it is due to VRS rules, when I look at the rule and other documentation it appears a small change would allow the expired tapes to expire, looking for someone to indicate this:

If they change until expired=yes will this allow the expired datasets to expire? I read in a SHARE presentation this is a "or" statement meaning until not cataloged or expired? Currently I believe the expire but not being un-cataloged.

Thanks!
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Next VRS in chain . :               Expiry date ignore  . . . : NO             
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobGilbert,

I am not an RMM expert but I think the issue is with Retention Type. Shouldn't it be DAYS instead of CYCLES?

Single-dataset cycles are always problematic

• Usually only current cycle cataloged to MVS
• Older cycles must be referenced by volser
• GDG's were designed to replace CYCLES

Can you run the VRSEL REPORT and see the DROP reason?
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