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Proclib okay to be a PDSE

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  • 1.  Proclib okay to be a PDSE

    Posted 11-06-2019 02:47 PM
    I currently have a proclib that I use for event definitions that is full. Would converting it to a PDSE be a problem?


  • 2.  RE: Proclib okay to be a PDSE
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    Posted 11-06-2019 03:09 PM
    Hi Frank,
    The EVENTs in ESP are stored in a VSAM file   They can be dumped/backed up to a flat file.  I am not aware of a PDS that stores event definitions.
    Maybe you can elaborate. It seems like this is something that may be something special created in your environment.

    PDS vs PDSE
    I am sure several people will disagree.....I am waiting for the flood....

    I long time ago I got burned multiple times by PDSEs getting corrupted.
    Since then, they have come a long ways and are much improved.

    Occasionally, I still get a ticket on a corrupt PDSE.  I haven't gotten one in the last year or so...

    The answer:
    I would feel fairly comfortable at this point but I would make sure that backups are taken regularly.

    Don



  • 3.  RE: Proclib okay to be a PDSE

    Posted 11-06-2019 03:41 PM
    When I grab the information for the dataset that houses event proclib:

    When I browse dataset:

    Inside one of the members:

    I suppose I am using the wrong term when I say event definition.



  • 4.  RE: Proclib okay to be a PDSE

    Posted 11-07-2019 08:13 AM
    We have been successfully running most of our Proclibs and other ESP libraries as PDS/e for a couple of years.  They are especially beneficial if there are a lot of member updates to the dataset.



  • 5.  RE: Proclib okay to be a PDSE

    Posted 11-07-2019 08:41 AM
    Thank you Eric!


  • 6.  RE: Proclib okay to be a PDSE

    Posted 11-06-2019 04:14 PM
    Ah,
    Now we are on the same page.
    Some people call this a PROC library. I call it an APPL library. Mostly APPLs are stored in there. There may be some procs.

    It can be converted to a PDSE. I would recommend a backup daily.

    Don..



  • 7.  RE: Proclib okay to be a PDSE

    Posted 11-07-2019 08:41 AM
    Thank you Don!