How to delete a VAULT from the DYNAM CATALOG which is no longer required ?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

How to delete a VAULT from the DYNAM CATALOG which is no longer required ?

Answer: 

Steps: to remove VAULT "X"

1 – To find out which VAULT is defined in the DYNAM CATALOG run:

// EXEC DYNCAT 
LISTCAT VCR 
. 
VAULT 
----- 
. 
X DESCRIPTION= TEST 
AUTOMATIC VERIFY=NO 
SLOTS=NONE DEFINED 

2 - to find all TAPE DSN's with VAULTLOC "X" run:
// EXEC DYNCAT 
LISTCAT TAPE 
. 
DATA SET NAME – the.DSN.name 
. 
DEFAULT VAULT - A 
VAULT SEQUENCE - A,X 
. 
VERSION ATTRIBUTES 
VAULT LOCATION - X 

VOLUMES - GL0001 (VTAPE) 

3 - To remove VAULT "X" from the DSN VAULT SEQUENCE 
     AND remove VERSION 1 (GL0001) which is located 
     in VAULT LOCATION "X" from the DSN version List. 
     RUN a Job like this: 
// JOB remove VAULT X  from the DYNAM CATLOG
// EXEC DYNCAT 
ALT the.DSN.name' VLTL=NO 
ALT the.DSN.name' VLTL=A 
DEL the.DSN.name' VER=1 PERMVLT=YES 
VAULT VLTLOC=X DESC='' 
/* 
/& 

The Delete Step (in this EXAMPLE) is NOT required if it was already altered before to be in a different VAULT LOCATION. 

You can do the alter also online in screen 
CAYD-2110   Data Set Detail 
just overtype: Vault Locations(001-025): A,X 
with:               Vault Locations(001-025): NO 
and then:       Vault Locations(001-025): A 

the DYNCAT VAULT VLTLOC=X DESC='' command will remove VAULT "X" from the DYNAM CATALOG

you will see the following when you run: 
// EXEC DYNCAT 
LISTCAT VCR 

X DESCRIPTION=NONE DEFINED 
AUTOMATIC VERIFY=NO 
SLOTS=NONE DEFINED