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PTF Save Files Published by: John Dowling on 31 Jan 2014 view comments(4)

I have a lot of save files (QMFxxxxx / QSIxxxxx) in QGPL.  they look like save files from PTF's (2010,2011,2012,2013).  I am looking to clean up the system.  My question is that I should be able to delete these save fle, Right.  

Thanks for your input.

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Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
Comment on: PTF Save Files
Posted: 9 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours 46 minutes ago
Edited: Fri, 31 Jan, 2014 at 09:28:29 (3596 days ago)

You should use the DLTPTF command, if possible. It makes sure the PTF index is updated, and it also takes care of associated cover letters (which are members in file QAPZCOVER).

You can't use DLTPTF PTF(*ALL) LICPGM(*ALL), but the number of licensed programs is relatively small compared to the number of PTFs. Typically I'd do DLTPTF PTF(*ALL) LICPGM(xxxx) for each licensed program. Or, of course, you can name a specific PTF(xxx). I normally let RLS() default to *ALL, but if you have System Manager (SM1) you might need to be more careful with that.

I think there's also a cleanup function in Management Central in the Navigator, but I don't think I've ever done it from there.

Posted by: john-d1
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Comment on: PTF Save Files
Posted: 9 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours 40 minutes ago

Thanks Dale.  I picked up 2% on my disk space.


Posted by: bobcozzi
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Comment on: PTF Save Files
Posted: 9 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours 2 minutes ago

John, you may want to run the DSPLIBSIZE command to see which libraries have the largest sizes on your system.

You only need the runtime version of COZTOOLS (which is free) to use that command.

Posted by: RalphAMiller
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Franklin, TN
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Posted: 9 years 9 months 30 days 20 hours 27 minutes ago

John - do you pwrdwn/up on occasion? If not, consider doing it. I often see 5% or more increase in disk space as a result.