Can I use DLTOBJ command to delete QHST* files in QSYS (historical logs) wihout any risk?

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Can I use DLTOBJ command to delete QHST* files in QSYS (historical logs) wihout any risk?
ASKED: July 6, 2009  4:40 PM
UPDATED: July 6, 2009  5:14 PM

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It would be the DLTF command (DLTOBJ is not a valid IBM command), and yes you can. However, you just want to make sure to not delete them out of sequence. If you have something like:
QHST09158
QHST09159
QHST09161
QHST09163
QHST09164
QHST09166
QHST09167
QHST09169
QHST09171
QHST09173
QHST09174

then you wouldn’t want to delete
QHST09161
QHST09163
QHST09164
QHST09166
QHST09167
QHST09169

without adding what came prior as well. doing that will interrupt the link in the history log and could cause your system to halt because it will not be able to write data to the history log, which will prevent new jobs from entering the system and also keep currently running jobs from completing successfully.

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