On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Sean Gleann <sean.gle...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've made a stupid mistake with one of my z/OS systems, and now I'm hoping
> that someone can help me extricate myself..
>
> I was in the process of moving a user catalog from one disk to another.
>
> Following examples from documentation on the IBM web site...
> Did an EXPORT TEMPORARY of the ucat to a 'flat' file,
> followed by DELETE catname RECOVERY USERCATALOG,
> and then a DEFINE of the catalog on it's new volume.
> (All going well so far - I should know better)
>
> The subsequent attempt at an IMPORT of the 'flat' file resulted in a JCL
> error 'data set not found'.
>
> If I use ISPF 3.4 to look at all the files on the disk involved, I can see
> that the file does in fact exist.
> If I try 'I' or 'S', or 'browse', etc, I get 'data set not catalogued'
>
> The problem is that the flat file I created has a name that was aliased to
> the catalog I've just deleted and redefined. (foot...gun...BANG)
>
> The VVDS entry for the export file points to a catalog that - while it
> exists - is empty.
>
> I've tried numerous attempts at RECATALOG and DELETE NVR NOSCRATCH, but
> nothing works because SMS can't find the data it needs to complete the task
> I specify.
>

​You tried something like the below & it failed?


//RECAT   JOB (H00000I),'JOHN MCKOWN',
//         CLASS=Z,
//         MSGCLASS=X,
//         NOTIFY=&SYSUID
//STEP010  EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSPRINT DD   SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD   *
 DEF CLUSTER(NAME(SYS1.OS141774.SCPPEENU) -
     VOLUME(LIHTS1) -
     RECATALOG ) -
     CAT(CATALOG.ICF.VI12CAT.MCAT)
/*
//
LIHTS1 DD DISP=OLD,UNIT=SYSDA,VOL=SER=LIHTS1
/*EOF

​


>
> To add to the problem, the same catalog also had my SMS SCDS/ACDS aliased
> there, among numerous other datasets necessary for IPL.
>
> Yes, all very stupid, I know, and I believe I've learnt a very harsh
> lesson.
> But if anyone has got any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
>
> Sean
>
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