Can we recover deleted spool file?

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hi all, please tell me is it possible to recover any deleted spool file. if yes then how..................??? thanks
ASKED: September 26, 2008  7:40 AM
UPDATED: December 13, 2011  11:30 AM

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Yes, you can if you are running V5R4 You have an option to save spool data when do a full system save
(option 21). Then you can restore it.
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Also, as of V5R4, the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands have a new parameter, Spooled file data. There are 2 options, *NONE and *ALL. *NONE is obvious, *ALL For each output queue that is saved, all available spooled file data on the output queue is saved.

Hope this helps,
Bill Poulin

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  • Lovemyi
    If you did not save the spooled files to tape first then there is no way of recovering unless you have the ProData tool to recover spooled files. Even with this tool you need to act quickly before the space gets overwritten and with the IBM i using single level storage that could be any time depending on the amount of free disk space and total disk space. ProData can be seen at www.prodatacomputer.com Hope this helps.
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  • TomLiotta
    ...the ProData tool to recover spooled files. I'd interested in seeing any info that ProData has a tool to recover deleted spooled files. I don't see anything on their web site and the recovery tools that are shown on their site in obvious areas are not appropriate for spooled files. In general, if a spooled file has not been saved, it can only be recovered by rerunning the process that created it (which is how spooled files should be recovered anyway.) If it has been saved, then it's not necessary to purchase a tool to recover it. Tom
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  • Batman47
    It's important to save critical spool files. We use a product called SOQ (Save Output Queue) from Worksright Software, Inc. It's less than a grand to buy and only a few hundred for maintenance.... www.worksright.com
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