After SAVIFS – how to check what was saved/cleaned up?

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When savifs complete a cleanup runs, does anyone know what the step are and how to check what is being saved/cleaned up??
ASKED: February 14, 2009  3:22 AM
UPDATED: February 17, 2009  7:10 PM

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Hey momentun, are you sure about this?!?!?!
What version are you running?
The GO SAVE, OPT 21 ENTIRE SYSTEM, saves the entire system but doesn’t do any clean ups. Or am I mistaken? Anyone?
If you press F1 on OPTION 21 it will tell you exactly what your saving. Also, I’m not 100% sure but there might be an option to print a report of what is been save.
Hopefully this will help.

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  • slack400
    There's no cleanup going in in an OPT 21 save. Also beware the *PRINT function on the OPT 21 save. I've ran that once.... and it's a bad idea to test this on you production machine. It added over 8 hours to my save and made a lot of users angry. The joblog will get generated for the save. I'd use that to go from if you want to see what's going on in the process.
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  • WM
    I'm not quite sure but I think his taking about 3 different things. 1. Save Option 21 2. Saving the IFS 3. A clean up procedure I wonder if he is taking about the cleanup tasks menu?
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  • mcl
    The original poster did not mention anything about SAVE option 21. However - Opt 21 does the following:
    ENDSBS SBS(*ALL) OPTION(*IMMED)
    SAVSYS 
    SAVLIB LIB(*NONSYS) ACCPTH(*YES) 
    SAVDLO DLO(*ALL) FLR(*ANY)
    SAV DEV('/QSYS.LIB/media-device-name.DEVD') +
        OBJ(('/*') ('/QSYS.LIB' *OMIT) +
            ('/QDLS' *OMIT)) +
        UPDHST(*YES) 
    STRSBS SBSD(controlling-subsystem)
    
    And there is no cleanup. I could be wrong, but I don't think that "SAVIFS" is an IBM command. Best bet is to check the job log after running the procedure and see what is going on. Regards Mike
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  • WM
    That's right Mike! My bad!!! I think his talking about saving the IFS. Thanks for the correction.
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  • Lovemyi
    When you save the IFS you use the following command or something similar SAV DEV('/QSYS.LIB/media-device-name.DEVD') + OBJ(('/*') ('/QSYS.LIB' *OMIT) + ('/QDLS' *OMIT)) + UPDHST(*YES) There is no cleanup associated with the save of IFS. It could be that your save runs at a time that is just before the scheduled cleanup. This is a separate system task that kicks off automatically and does system type clean up of message queues, history logs, system tyep spooled files, system journals, etc. Use the GO CLEANUP to view the settings.
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