CA ASM2 ARCLOG files need formatted. How do we accomplish this task?
The ARCH.ARCLOG is used as a history file. It can be moved as required and the data is not managed so you can delete the file and allocate a new one.
//STEP1 EXEC PGM=$FORMAT //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* //$LOG DD DSN=your.prefix.ARCLOG, // SPACE=(CYL,(15,15)), // DCB=(RECFM=F,LRECL=144,BLKSIZE=144), // UNIT=3390,VOL=SER=vvvvvv, // DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE)
The file itself is used for date controlled backup and archive functions which most CA ASM2 customers never use anymore.