How can we increase the size of an existing PDS to include
more no. of modules.
I tried the answer posted by Jagan(TSO PDS 'pds name') but
did not find it working.
The answer posted by kamal i know very well.
Please suggest me a answer so that we don't need to delete
the existing PDS and still we can change the size as well.
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Answer / shailendra
i donn't think if we compress the pds, its mean we are
increasing the size of pds. our first requirment is to
increase the pds size... and it is not possible. i think
you can you can apply the below logic. first create another
pds with same properties with existing and increase the
value of primary, scondary and directory block value in
space parameter. and just copy all the member in newly
created pds, delete the previous and rename the new pds
with old name.
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Answer / anila
Compress the dataset using Z in the left side while opening
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Answer / sanjay sahoo
Yeah what the above answers told by my friends are right or
you can do it in this way also go to ISPF 3.1 and Give C and
mention the data set name.
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Answer / vipin
There is way to increase the PDS directory block without
taking the back-up. If you are using file manager, Go to
utilities and then you can get the option for PDS
allocation. This way you can increase the PDS directory
block and it also creates the back-up of the old attributes
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Answer / david
In the old days, (those of us around 70 years old can say
that) there was some "freeware" TSO command called PDS that
was handy for a number of good things. It could increase
the size of a PDS directory without reallocation, but the
PDS dataset needed to have sufficient space to physically
shift members to allow contiguous space for the directory
inside the PDS dataset. This command also had good ISPF
capability (i.e. PDS 'pds.name' ISP), however, as I
remember, the "increase directory" command was TSO only.
Now option 3.4 covers much of that PDS command ISPF
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Answer / samsharan
Go to start--> 3-->1-->C
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Answer / phani
The exact answer for the ans#3 is
Go to start--> 3-->1-->C.(No need to go to 3.4)
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Answer / prerna
You can compress the PDS on TSO with option START 3.4 -> 3
-> 1 -> C
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