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The  CHKSAVRST  command  checks  a  job   log  that  uses  save/restore
commands  and prints  a listing  with the  completion messages  and any
error  diagnostics.   The command  essentially 'nets  out' the  job log
for what is important from a Save/Restore viewpoint.

The intent  of  this command  is  that you  would  include it  in  your
normal Save/Restore procedures  so that a printed file  and an optional
data base file is available.

The  typical use  of the  command is without  any parameters  to access
the job log of the current job.


The printed output occurs to the file SAVRSTMSGS.

A  save  or  restore  can  produce  a  large  number   of  confirmation
messages.   To net  the output  even further,  ERRORSONLY(*YES) may  be
specified as:


A  count  of  the  bypassed messages  will  occur.    The listing  will
contain only those messages which are errors.

If multiple job  logs exist in  the same job (either  from a  DSPJOBLOG
*PRINT or  wrapping of  the job  log) all  are processed.   To  control
what  messages  will be  processed,  see the  later  discussion of  the

Parameters  exist to  print a  job log from  a different  job, to print
more than one line of  text (if available) from the MSGIDs  that print,
to copy the job  log at the same time to a data  base file and to print
from a data base file.

For  example, to write the job  log to a separate  data base member you
would specify:

       CHKSAVRST    FILE(yyy/xxx)

At some  later point when  you want  to review  the job  log you  would


The STRMSGVAL  option will  allow you to  start the  CHKSAVRST function
at  a  specific point  in  the job  log.   This  allows  you  to bypass
previous save messages.   For example, if you  run multiple saves,  you
may want to  use CHKSAVRST following  each save and avoid  the messages
from  a previous save  in the current  listing.  The  SNDJLGMSG command
is  used to set a mark  in the job log that  can be found by CHKSAVRST.
A typical series of commands would be:

       SAVxxx       ...

SNDJLGMSG sends  the  TAA9878 message  to  the job  log.   Because  the
STRMSGVAL is  specified, CHKSAVRST will search for  the TAA9878 message
and  compare the message text  to the STRMSGVAL value.   If it matches,
the messages will be listed beginning at that point.

The program which  prints the message  IDs prints all  messages in  the
following ranges:

            MSGID Range          Predominant usage

          CPC3700 - CPC3799    Save/Restore completion messages
          CPF3200 - CPF3299    Data Base errors
          CPF3700 - CPF3799    Save/restore errors
          CPF3800 - CPF3899    Save/restore errors
          CPF8100 - CPF8199    Damage conditions

The TAA9856 message  in TAAMSGF in TAATOOL  may also be used  to send a
message that will be listed such as:

                             MSGDTA('The backup was completed.')

If you  have MSGIDs that you feel are of  a general interest and should
be included or excluded, contact the TAA Productivity Tools owner.

If you have a unique situation, you  can modify the source for the  RPG
program TAASAVBR.

  **   If there  are some  MSGIDs that you  do not  want to  print that
       are  in these  ranges, an  array (BYP)  exists  to allow  you to
       bypass  the printing.   Just enter the MSGID  into the array and
       recreate the CHKSAVRST tool.

  **   Conversely, the array (MSG)  exists to allow you to  print other
       MSGIDs that  are not within the  ranges described.  Some  of the
       diagnostics  which can occur  during Save/Restore  may be issued
       by another component.  The  Save/Restore component will issue  a
       general  message  for   each  of  these  occurrences,   but  the
       individual component messages may be more meaningful.

A  few  MCH messages  which should  rarely  occur are  included  in the
program.  The CPF9898  message is also included  which is designed  for
user applications and may indicate a S/R error.

Because all  of the  messages within  the ranges  defined are  printed,
you  may  find  some of  these  messages  (particularly  the data  base
errors)  have been caused by other  than Save/Restore commands.  If you
have already  accumulated  a large  job  log in  your  job, it  may  be
worthwhile  either a)  signoff and  signon again  before  beginning any
commands  to  be  analyzed  by the  CHKSAVRST  command  or  b)  use the
SNDJLGMSG command to set a mark that can be used by CHKSAVRST.

A status message is sent  while the CHKSAVRST command is in  operation.


Because the job  log is copied with CPYSPLF, the  CHKSAVRST function is
release  dependent.   Only the  lower and  upper case  English language
versions are supported.  If the format  of the job log is changed on  a
subsequent release, the program must be modified.

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   JOB           The  qualified  job  name  who's  job  log  should  be
                 checked.   The default is  * meaning the  current job.

   ERRORSONLY    A  *YES/*NO value which  defaults to *NO.   *NO causes
                 all messages to be listed.

                 *YES minimizes  the number  of messages  that will  be
                 printed  by  filtering  out  some of  the  member  and
                 library  completion messages.  This  parameter is used
                 by  the  TAA  tool  SAVALLCHG  which  prints   summary
                 information by  library.   A *YES  entry will  further
                 'net out' the job log.

                 A  completion message  will print  on the  listing for
                 the *YES  value  describing  the  number  of  bypassed

   BYPMSGID      A list  of up to  40 MSGIDs  that should be  bypassed.
                 Any   MSGIDs  identified  will   not  appear   in  the
                 listing.   This allows you to  further net out the job
                 log if  you  see  a large  volume  of messages  for  a
                 specific MSGID.

   MULTILINE     A *YES/*NO  value which defaults  to *NO.   This means
                 that  only one  line  will be  printed for  each MSGID
                 found.  This makes the  net job log more readable  and
                 in  most cases  is  adequate  for problem  resolution.
                 The *YES  entry will print as many  lines as exist for
                 a given MSGID in the job log.

   STRMSGVAL     The default is  *NONE meaning all  messages found  are
                 considered for printing.

                 The  parameter  is designed  to  work  in  conjunction
                 with  the SNDJLGMSG  command which  will allow  you to
                 send  a  message  to the  job  log to  mark  where the
                 CHKSAVRST function should  begin.  This allows  you to
                 bypass  previous messages  which  are  not related  to
                 save/restore    or   not   related   to   a   previous

                 Up to 20 bytes  may be entered.   A good value to  use
                 would include the current date and time.

                 If the value  specified matches the message  text of a
                 TAA9878  message,  the CHKSAVRST  function  will begin
                 considering messages to be  printed.  For example,  if
                 SNDJLGMSG  MSG(SAVE1)   is  specified  prior   to  the
                 SAVxxx     command,      CHKSAVRST     can     specify
                 STRMSGVAL(SAVE1)  to allow  any messages  prior to the
                 TAA9878   message  containing   this   value   to   be

   FILE          The qualified  file name to  be used to store  the job
                 log.    The  default  is  QTEMP/TAA132  which  will be
                 created implicitly by  the command.   If  you want  to
                 permanently capture  the job  log, you  can specify  a
                 different   file   name.      Any   file  other   than
                 QTEMP/TAA132  must  already  exist.    It  should   be
                 created as:

                   CRTPF   yyy/xxx   RCDLEN(132)

                 The other  use for  this parameter  is when using  the
                 INPUTFILE(*DBFILE)  function.  This  allows a  job log
                 to  be processed that is already  in a data base file.

   MBR           The member  to be  processed.  The  default is  *FILE.
                 The member  is always  cleared before writing  the job
                 log.   If  you use  a file and  member other  than the
                 default, the member must exist.

   INPUTFILE     This determines whether  to use a job  log as a  spool
                 file or as  a data base file.  The  default is *JOBLOG
                 meaning  to use  the  job log  of the  named  job (JOB
                 parameter).  The entry of  *DBFILE says to ignore  the
                 JOB parameter  and use  the file  and member named  in
                 the FILE and MBR parameters.

   FIRSTLINE     This  optional  parameter defaults  to  *NONE.   If  a
                 value   other  than  *NONE   is  specified,  the  text
                 entered will appear  at the  beginning of the  spooled
                 output before  the column headings.   Up to  132 bytes
                 of text may be entered.

The  FILE and MBR  parameters allow you  to capture the job  log at the
same time  you are  printing to  SAVRSTMSGS.   You must  create a  file
using RCDLEN(132).   It could  be a  multi-member file.   The advantage
of  this function is  that you can  check the same  job log information
with the MULTILINE(*YES) value  or perform additional analysis  against
the same job log.

For example,  if you  have multiple  save operations  during the  week,
the DP  Manager can ensure that  each job log is kept  by including the
CHKSAVRST  command  and writing  each job  log to  a different  file or
file/member.   If  a  problem arises,  a  good  audit trail  exists  in
addition  to the  CHKSAVRST output.   Or  you could  run  the CHKSAVRST
command again using the same job log information.

The  coding  used is  predominantly  general purpose.   If  you  have a
different reason to examine job  logs looking for specific messages  or
ranges  of messages,  you could  use the  same  program as  a base  and
modify it for your particular needs.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

         SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
         SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
         SNDSTSMSG       Send status message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type       Attribute      Src member     Src file
   ------        -----      ---------      ----------     -----------

   CHKSAVRST     *CMD                      TAASAVB        QATTCMD
   TAASAVBC      *PGM          CLP         TAASAVBC       QATTCL
   TAASAVBC2     *PGM          CLP         TAASAVBC2      QATTCL
   TAASAVBC3     *PGM          CLP         TAASAVBC3      QATTCL
   TAASAVBR      *PGM          RPG         TAASAVBR       QATTRPG

The  TAASAVBC2 program  executes the  CHKSAVRST  command by  passing in
the ERRORSONLY parameter and using USEADPAUT(*NO).

Added to TAA Productivity tools April 1, 1995

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