Message Received: RMODBI01 Allocation Failed for DSN Error=1708 Info=2 DS=005

Document ID : KB000125498
Last Modified Date : 30/01/2019
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Issue:
The client had used =3.4 to delete a Deliver database extent.
They they went to run RMODBASE ADDDS, to add a Deliver database extent, and they received message:

 RMODBI01 Allocation Failed for DSN Error=1708 Info=2 DS=005

They were unable to use their database until the matter was taken care of.
 
Environment:
CA Deliver - All Releases
Resolution:
Addressing most important matters first:
 NEVER, under ANY circumstance, delete a single Deliver database extent or any single CA View database extent.

The client was able to have the database extent restored from a volume backup, returning to a complete database.
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As there was also a problem with a nearly full Checkpoint file on a test system, had the client do the following:
. Use "/F rmostc,OFF", to bring down the related Deliver RMOSTC task(s).
. Run RMODBASE MAKECKPT with: MAKECKPT UNIT=xxx VOLSER=yyyyyy CYLS=50 EMPTY

With the above, the client was able to allocate a larger Checkpoint file, which should not fill up as did the previous file.