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Running archive job and fails with $ARC073I BACKLOG FULL, NOTIFY SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING OR OPERATIONS

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Article ID: 255609

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ASM2 Backup and Restore

Issue/Introduction

$ARC075I BACKLOG FULL, UNABLE TO QUEUE dsname         volser                                         
  $ARC073I BACKLOG FULL, NOTIFY SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING OR OPERATIONS                                                                    
  '$AR' ENDED                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                     
 ASMBM030 - Completion code from previous command = 016                         

This job may also fail with a U4001 

 

 

Environment

Release : 4.2

Cause

The cause of the  $ARC073I BACKLOG FULL messages is because the ARCLOG dataset is full and cannot take more entries. The catch all abend may be a U4001 but you should review the output for the messages.

Resolution

Sample JCL to allocate a new $ARCLOG and format it. The sample allocates and formats a 5 cylinder ARCLOG. Please adjust yours accordingly. Typically 5 cylinders is large enough. Please update the lines that are in bold.

//STEP1    EXEC PGM=IDCAMS                           
//SYSPRINT  DD SYSOUT=*                              
//SYSIN DD *                                         
 DEL 'your .ASM2.ARCH.ARCLOG' PURGE             
 SET MAXCC=0                                         
//INITDSN1 EXEC PGM=$FORMAT                          
//$LOG     DD  DSN=your ASM2.ARCH.ARCLOG,      
//             SPACE=(CYL,(5,5)),                    
//             DCB=(RECFM=F,LRECL=144,BLKSIZE=32760),
//             UNIT=3390,VOL=SER=vvvvvv,             
//             DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE)                  
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*