iSeries crashes when saving to save file

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Hi, We've come across a problem when we save to a *SAVF on our iSeries. We use the save to save files a lot on our system and it's always worked fine. In the last few weeks however, the system has crashed twice (with an immediately re-IPL after abnormal system end) when saving to save files and gives a message that the save file is damaged. We've deleted the damaged saves file both times to be sure that it doesn't cause the same problem again. Luckily this has been limited to our test system until now, but we're a bit nervous that this will also happen on our live system. We're running on V5R4M0 with the latest PTF's applied. We've put a call in to IBM for this but heard nothing as yet. Has anbody else come across this problem? Has anyone got any ideas that could help? Thanks in advance, Regards, Martin Gilbert.

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Have you checked the disk space on the machine and how large the save file is? I have seen where the save file gets damaged it the system runs out of space before.

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  • Gilly400
    Hi, System was at about 80% and had only just started saving to the save file. Regards, Martin Gilbert.
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  • Einabi
    Hi, We have encounter problem, which I think is almost the same with yours. BUt the difference is the system is not automatically IPL, it says that MSD is in progress, it's the clue that says the disk is full on capacity. Are you sure that ater saving the object to save file, DASD increase is minimal? If not, better do cleanup first or do Reorganize Files or much better if can do reclaim storage Br, W
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  • Gilly400
    Hi, We don't get as far as the save unfortunately - the system crashes almost immediately when it starts to save to the save file. Regards, Martin Gilbert.
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  • Tpinky
    Hi, Have you checked your Threshold to see if it is set for 80%? You say your system was about 80% and when you start the save to savf the system starts to shutdown, seems it is hitting the Threshold. TPinky
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  • Gilly400
    Hi, Threshold was set at 95%. System didn't really shutdown as such - it just crashed immediately. I've only seen it happen once before like this, when we had disk failure at another site. We still haven't had any answer from IBM on this - we're just keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn't happen on our live machine. Regards, Martin.
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