delete [.pcsi*...]*.*;* - VMS

This is a discussion on delete [.pcsi*...]*.*;* - VMS ; Although I've never actually needed it, I normally save recovery data. However, when I'm sure I'm never going to use it, is there any reason not to just $ DELETE [.PCSI$UNDO_%%%...]*.*;* Doing so would increase the free space on my ...

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  1. delete [.pcsi*...]*.*;*

    Although I've never actually needed it, I normally save recovery data.
    However, when I'm sure I'm never going to use it, is there any reason
    not to just

    $ DELETE [.PCSI$UNDO_%%%...]*.*;*

    Doing so would increase the free space on my ALPHA system disk by about
    50%, i.e. from about 18% to about 24% free. (It's a 4-GB disk (I use 2
    GB-disk for VAXes, and they are about 50% free, even though a lot of
    stuff is installed) and I don't want to move to a larger disk unless it
    is really necessary, especially because I have several spare disks I can
    use as replacements.)

    Of course, there is PRODUCT DELETE RECOVERY_DATA. Is this just a nice
    way of doing the above, or is it a smarter command which is to be
    preferred for that reason?


  2. Re: delete [.pcsi*...]*.*;*

    PRODUCT DELETE RECOVERY_DATA

    may update the product database as well


  3. Re: delete [.pcsi*...]*.*;*

    In article <1193418075.328649.183920@22g2000hsm.googlegroups.c om>, IanMiller writes:
    >PRODUCT DELETE RECOVERY_DATA


    I second that!!

    >may update the product database as well


    Don't think so (as for me it seems not neccessary) - but I may be wrong.

    But PRODUCT DELETE RECOVERY_DATA deletes the oldest tree first thus leaving
    some valid recovery points if interrupted, while deleting PCSI$UNDO_001 tree
    renders all the recovery data corrupt/worthless (until someone renames the
    still intact/complete PCSI$UNDO_xxx directory files back to ascending order)

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