CHKSAV CHECK SAVE STRATEGY COMMAND TAASAVA
The Check Save command allows you to determine if a library or
libraries have had any changed objects or members since the last
save. This allows you to quickly determine if your save strategy is
being implemented correctly (If you use SAVLIB *NONSYS on a daily
basis, you do not need CHKSAV).
Three spooled files are output
** CHKSAVLIB. This provides one line per library so you can
quickly determine if the library is backed up. If the library
is 'Not current', you should then look at the detail in one of
the next two spooled files.
** CHKSAVOBJ. This provides one line per object that is 'Not
current'. If the object is a data base file, you may need to
look at the next spooled file.
** CHKSAVMBR. This provides one line per member that is 'Not
The output also describes the last time several major system save
operations were executed such as SAVSYS, SAVCFG, SAVSECDTA, etc.
Command parameters *CMD
LIB 1 - 20 library names or the special value *NONSYS.
These are the libraries that will be checked. If
*NONSYS is entered, all libraries except QSYS will
be checked. If *NONSYS is specified, you must be
authorized to the TAADSPADP authorization list.
IGNQCHGS Ignore queue A *YES/*NO value that determines
whether JOBQ/OUTQ objects will be considered. *JOBQ
and *OUTQ objects are changed by the system. This
can give a false impression of the backup status of
a system. Only the object descriptions are saved
for *JOBQ/*OUTQ objects.
The default is *YES, meaning *JOBQ and *OUTQ objects are not
considered if they are changed.
PRTFILE The qualified name of the printer file to be used.
QPRINT in *LIBL is the default. The spooled file
names are always CHKSAVLIB, CHKSAVOBJ, and
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
DSPFDA DSPFD with adopt (part of DSPADP tool)
DSPOBJDA DSPOBJD with adopt (part of DSPADP tool)
HLRMVMSG HLL Remove message
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDDIAGMSG Send diagnostic message
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
SNDSTSMSG Send status message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
CHKSAV *CMD TAASAVA QATTCMD
TAASAVAP *FILE PF TAASAVAP QATTDDS
TAASAVAP2 *FILE PF TAASAVAP2 QATTDDS
TAASAVAC *PGM CLP TAASAVAC QATTCL
TAASAVAR *PGM RPG TAASAVAR QATTRPG
SAVFDMP *FILE PF No source
SAVOBJP *FILE PF No source
Added to TAA Productivity Tools
April 1, 1995
Last modified on October 8, 2013
© 1995, 2013 - Jim Sloan, Inc.