An element was accidentially deleted from Endevor. Is there a way to recover it if the base, delta, and MCF are restored ? There are no Endevor unload files available, but the system backup files are recoverable.
It is possible to create a test environment to restore an element using system backup files.
- You will need to recover the base, delta, and MCF from a backup before the element was deleted.
- Also recover the element catalog and index files
- First rename all files
- Create a C1DEFLTS source with the renamed files in a test authorized loadlib. This should be seperate from your production Endevor.
- With a STEPLIB specified in all the following jobs and in all steps
- Run the catalog rename utility, BC1JXCNM, so the catalog name matches the renamed recovered catalog.
- Using an alternate clist, bring up the restored Endevor. Update the type definition with the renamed recovered base/delta files.
- Next run the catalog synchronization utility, BC1JCSYN, to update the catalog with the current element inventory.
- You will now be able to retrieve, archive, or unload the deleted source.
- You can use the recovered source to update your production version of Endevor.
If you run a scheduled Endevor Unload (Unload, Reload, Validate Utility). You can just transfer the deleted element from the unload datset, without having to restore any files. See: How to backup your Endevor Files Document: KB000011046