Setup the Weekly Collection of Disk Space Information
When I need to clean up a system I like to use Disk Space Tasks reports to determine where to start. You might as well start with the libraries, files, etc. that take up the most space. This will give you the most bang for your cleanup efforts. (Note: You’ll need certain authorities to access all of the options in this menu)
The Disk Space Tasks menu provides the option for collecting disk space information to help show how storage is being used on your system. After collecting the information, you can specify what information to include in a report and then print the report.
1. Collect disk space information:
Set up for weekly collection. Allows for On-The-Fly reports.
I Usually set this up to run Saturday evening at about 19:00.
You can also start this immediately by selecting 1=Date/time then entering *CURRENT for the date and time. This will take some time (Maybe hours) and will take up some additional space to collect the data so don’t do this if you are already over say 95 to 98%.
Once the data has been collected you can print the library report.
It generally has enough information to get you started.
2. Print disk space information:
Type of Report: Library
Include information about objects in libraries: “Y”
Size of smallest library: 99,000
The report will start with a summary then show the library details further down.
I make note in the summary of the % taken up by the libraries, directories, folders, temporary space or anything thats not normal. Then I’ll go down to the list of libraries and their files to decide what action to take. Sometimes this will be reorganizing files in the databases, deleting test databases, image catalogs, spool files, etc.