VLSUTIL BACKUP of CA Ideal source produced “OUT OF SEQUENCE� messages.

Document ID : KB000004289
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

During VLSUTIL backup I am receiving these OUT OF SEQUENCE error messages:

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MEMBER NAME IN THE INDEX IS OUT OF SEQUENCE AND HAS BEEN SKIPPED. NAME IS $IDDEMOPGMA    001R

MEMBER NAME IN THE INDEX IS OUT OF SEQUENCE AND HAS BEEN SKIPPED. NAME IS $IDDEMOPGMA    001L 

MEMBER NAME IN THE INDEX IS OUT OF SEQUENCE AND HAS BEEN SKIPPED. NAME IS $IDDEMOPGMA   001P 

.....

Names included in that message are source member names from customer.

Messages displayed above are just an example about the message format you may get. 

Environment:
z/os 2.1Ideal 15.0, IPC 15.0
Cause:

These messages are due to INDEX Corruption.

Resolution:

Resolution is to repair the VLS library via the following steps:

1. VLSUTIL BACKUP VLS source. 

2. Allocate new data set VLSUTIL FORMAT/RESTORE from full BACKUP 

3. VLSUTIL SELBKUP each VLS MEMBER flagged in BACKUP errors. 

4. VLSUTIL RESTORE NOCLEAR(R) from the SELBKUP file. 

 

If SELBKUP fails use IDEAL Source Transport EXPORT. 

 

Note1:  VLSUTIL with RESTORE NOCLEAR(R) 

"R" to replace MEMBERs with same name 

and "NOCLEAR" to not remove what is already in the VLS file.

 

Note2:

For all those  MEMBER NAME IN THE INDEX IS OUT OF SEQUENCE AND HAS BEEN SKIPPED

you need to do SELBKUP for each MEMBER then you can do a RESTORE NOCLEAR 

The RESTORE is missing all these "out of Sequence" members. 

Additional Information:

The message is informing you of a corruption that occurred at some previous time.

Be sure to have IPC 15.0  APAR #: RO75397.

Take VLSUTIL backup on regular basis and fairly often and check output so any error can be corrected quickly.

 

Index corruption can be due to:

- Previous abends.

- Misuse of DEQUE commands. 

- VLS Blocksize  not matching the FCT definitions on all systems.

- The system should be QUIESED (down) when library functions are performed. The library functions are BACKUP, FORMAT, INIT, and RESTORE.

- Not using standard backup utilities; VLSUTIL is highly recommended because it performs additional file verification.