How to format a new CA ASM2 ARCLOG dataset when ARCLOG is full

Document ID : KB000009498
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

CA ASM2 ARCLOG files need formatted. How do we accomplish this task?

Environment:
z/OS
Instructions:

The ARCH.ARCLOG is used as a history file. It can be moved as required and the data is not managed so you can delete the file and allocate a new one.

 

 //STEP1 EXEC PGM=$FORMAT
 //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
 //$LOG     DD DSN=your.prefix.ARCLOG,
 //      SPACE=(CYL,(15,15)),
 //        DCB=(RECFM=F,LRECL=144,BLKSIZE=144),
 //       UNIT=3390,VOL=SER=vvvvvv,
 //       DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE)

 

The file itself is used for date controlled backup and archive functions which most CA ASM2 customers never use anymore.