Any tools for AS/400 upgrade?

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AS/400 upgrading
My company is upgrading our AS/400 box (software and hardware). We want to clean up libraries, files, etc. before we move to data to the new box. Are there any tools to help us search for and delete libraries, files, etc. that either are no longer being used or have not been used in a while? Any advice is appreciated.
ASKED: April 23, 2008  3:43 PM
UPDATED: June 25, 2013  3:35 PM

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I would do this:

1 .Submit the disk analysis RTVDSKINF that comes with OS
2 This will create a physical file QUSRSYS/QAEZDISK. There will be a record in it for each object in each library on the system. Among the fields are the date the object was last used, YYMMDD, and a century field. I would query this file, concatenate these two fields and then create a summary record by library with the maximum of this value (option 4 in the query summary functions.). Output to a file, list that one in ascending order by this summary field, and your oldest last-used libraries are at the top of your report.
3. Enjoy your new system!

Carter

I have done this a couple of times in the past. Get a list of objects that have not been used in a while. Create a holding library and move the objects to this library. Observe your applications for a few days/weeks. If eveything is OK, then back up the library to tape and delete it.

Good Luck!

Ash

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