Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 11:49:41 -0400
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From: "Masters, Paul1" <paul1.masters@CITI.COM>
Subject: Re: CICS System Logs deleted
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Yes, logger can and will delete files as you state when all the
'records' in them are flagged for delete.
For Log and Shunt, AUTODELETE (NO) RETPD(0) is correct. This allows
CICS to control the status / state of the data. Be sure to not allow
HSM or any other product to manage those files.
If you have staging data sets, they will only be there when the log
stream is open / attached to by a region. They will 'disappear' after
logger offloads the data to an offload file. At least one offload file
is usually there - there may be more. As you state, these will be
deleted by logger as they become 'empty'.
Remember that a log stream is logically a stream of bits. Only logger
really knows that is going on in the stream / files.
Hope this helps.
CTI North America
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From: CICS List [mailto:CICS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Subscribe
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:21 AM
Subject: CICS System Logs deleted
I would like confirm it is possible for the DFHLOG/DFHSHUNT datasets to
be deleted by IXGLOGR?
I have read in the CICS TS 3.2 manuals that if the LOGR policy is
(NO) RETPD(0). This means the log data set can be deleted when both of
the following happen: 1 - all log data has been marked for deletion and
2 - is older then the retention period specified for the log stream.
Am I miss understanding or is it possible for these DASD VSAM files
(DFHLOG/SHUNT) to be deleted by LOGR?