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iSeries dasd growing at abnormal rate

iSeries dasd growing at abnormal rate

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I have an iSeries 9406/520 running OS/5.4.0.  Over the past several months dasd usage has been growing at an abnormally high rate and I need to find out why.  I'm looking for a way to monitor files or libraries that grow more than say three percent in a given period of time to identify where the problem is.  I don't have any money to throw at the problem so it has to be done in-house.  Any and all ideas on how identify the file or library where the growth is occurring will be greatly appreciated.

RE: iSeries dasd growing at abnormal rate

One place to start might be to use the command

DSPOBJD OBJ(QSYS/*ALL) OBJTYPE(*LIB) OUTPUT(*FILE) OUTFILE(lib/file)

The file will have all of the libraries and their sizes. You'll have a starting point. You can then put DSPOBJD on the scheduler to run daily, weekly, monthly, whatever. Send that output to a different file and run a query against the two files comparing sizes.

You can do the same thing with files.

DSPOBJD OBJ(*ALL/*ALL) OBJTYPE(*FILE) OUTPUT(*FILE), etc.

You will get all files including logicals, display, and printer files.

Another command is DSPFD. You can specify the type of file to be only physical files.

DSPFD FILE(*ALL/*ALL) TYPE(*MBRLIST) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) FILEATR(*PF)

The member list will give you the sizes for each member.

Good luck.

RE: iSeries dasd growing at abnormal rate

(OP)
Thank you txsbiz, that will help!

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