The Save and Restore ASP command allows a library to be saved and
restored from one ASP to another. Both named and numbered ASPs are
supported. An option exists to delete the existing library and must
be used if the same library name is used for the restore library. A
permanent library must be used for the creation of a save file used
to save the library to and restore from. The save file is deleted if
SAVRSTASP completes successfully.
Several requirements exist for the use of SAVRSTASP.
** *SAVSYS special authority is required.
** The library to be saved must not be owned by an IBM profile
such as QSYS or QLPAUTO.
** The library to be restored must not exist in the ASP to be
** If the same library name is used for the restore library,
DLTSAVLIB(*YES) must be specified.
** A library to be used for the TAASAVF save file must be named
and must exist in the system ASP. It cannot be the same as
the library to be saved. The save file is used to save the
library to and restore from.
** The size of the library to be saved must not exceed 80% of the
available space in the system ASP nor 80% of the space in the
ASP of the library to be restored. If both ASPs are the same,
the limit is 40%.
** If an ASP device name is used, the ASP must be in an
*AVAILABLE status and must be the current ASP for the job.
Because of the restrictions, you cannot use SAVRSTASP to duplicate a
library of the same name to a named ASP. This is generally not
desirable anyway as this would cause an error if you attempted to
mount the ASP (you cannot have 2 libraries with the same name in the
name space). You can 'move' the library to the same name (this
deletes the existing library). To duplicate a library to a named ASP
would require you to restore to a different library name and then
rename the library at a later point.
A typical command to 'move' a library (using save/restore) from one
ASP to another would be:
SAVRSTASP LIB(LIB1) RSTASP(2) DLTSAVLIB(*YES)
By default, the LIB1 library would be saved to the TAASAVF save file
in TAAWORK. LIB1 would then be deleted. RSTLIB would then be used
to restore LIB1 from the TAASAVF save file to the LIB1 library in ASP
2. The TAASAVF would be deleted if SAVRSTASP completes normally. If
LIB1 cannot be successfully deleted or restored, it may be necessary
to use RSTLIB to recover using the TAASAVF in TAAWORK.
Another example would be to duplicate a library to a named ASP and
assign a different name.
SAVRSTASP LIB(LIB1) RSTLIB(LIB2)
As in the previous example, LIB1 would be saved to the TAASAVF file
in TAAWORK and then restored to LIB2 in the named ASP (PRODUCTION).
LIB1 would be retained.
In order to move a library of the same name to a different ASP,
SAVRSTASP must prevent the same library name from existing twice.
To achieve this, the named library is saved to a save file TAASAVF in
a library (default is TAAWORK) and then deleted.
The library is then restored and the save file is deleted.
An error can occur in several places and recovery is described for
** When saving the library. The library still exists. The
TAASAVF save file in TAAWORK should be deleted and you may
start the process again after correcting the problem.
** When deleting the library. This could occur if an object was
locked after the save occurred. If some of the objects have
been deleted, delete the remainder of the library and then
restore from the TAASAVF save file. Delete the TAASAVF save
file when the restore is complete.
** When restoring the library.
If you want to go back to the original position
before running SAVRSTLIB, delete whatever exists of
the restored library, restore from the TAASAVF save
file to the saved library and then delete the
TAASAVF save file.
If you want to complete the restore of the new
library, complete the restore from the TAASAVF save
file and then delete the TAASAVF save file. In some
cases, it may be necessary to use additional
parameters on a RSTLIB command to complete the
SAVRSTASP escape messages you can monitor for
None. Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.
Command parameters *CMD
SAVLIB The library to be saved. Libraries owned by IBM
profiles may not be specified.
SAVFLIB The library to be used for the TAASAVF save file.
The default is TAAWORK. The save file must not
exist. It will be created by SAVRSTASP and deleted
if SAVRSTASP completes normally. QTEMP may not be
named as the library.
The purpose of requiring a permanent library for the
TAASAVF save file is to allow for recovery if the
library that was saved could not be deleted or
restored. It may be necessary to use RSTLIB to
recover using the TAASAVF save file. See the
previous section on Recovery.
RSTLIB The library name to restore to. *SAVLIB is the
default meaning to use the same name as the library
to be saved.
The 'restore to' library must not exist unless the
same name as the SAVLIB library is used (or the
default *SAVLIB) and DLTSAVLIB(*YES) is specified.
RSTASPDEV The ASP device to be used to restore to.
*SAVASPDEV is the default meaning the data is
restored to the same ASP device as the SAVLIB
A specific ASP device may be named, but must be in
an *AVAILABLE status and must be assigned by
A specific ASP device may not be named if the RSTASP
parameter specifies an ASP number.
RSTASP The ASP number to be used to restore to.
*SAVASP is the default meaning the data is restored
to the same ASP as the SAVLIB library.
A specific number in the range of 1-32 of an
existing ASP may be named.
A specific ASP number may not be named if the
RSTASPDEV parameter specifies a device.
DLTSAVLIB A *YES/*NO option for whether the SAVLIB library
should be deleted before restoring from the save
*NO is the default which is not valid if the SAVLIB
and RSTLIB parameters describe the same library.
*YES may be specified to delete the library after it
is saved to the save file.
See previous comments.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
CHKOBJ3 Check object 3
CHKSAVSYS Check *SAVSYS special authority
EDTVAR Edit variable
RSNLSTMSG Resend last message
RTVASPSTS Retrieve ASP status
RTVLIBSIZ Retrieve library size
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCINF Send escape information
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
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SAVRSTASP *CMD TAASAWE QATTCMD
TAASAWEC *PGM CLP TAASAWEC QATTCL