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FAQ - Documents and Folders in Multiple QDOC* Libraries

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Problem

This document contains FAQs concerning documents and folders in multiple QDOC* libraries.

Resolving The Problem

Question 1: How does the QDOC library (or multiple QDOC* libraries) work with the QDLS file system to store folders and documents?

Answer 1: The IBM System i system provides the capability to store documents and folders in a hierarchy (documents within a folder within another folder). Document library objects (DLOs) are documents and folders.

To simplify storage management, the server stores all DLOs in one or more libraries. The name of the library in the system ASP is QDOC. Each user ASP that contains DLOs has a document library called QDOCnnnn, where nnnn is the number that is assigned to the ASP. From a user perspective, DLOs are not in libraries; the server stores them in folders. You manipulate DLOs by using DLO commands and menus.

Within the Integrated File System, the QDLS (Document Library Services) file system provides DLO support.

Additional information on how the server stores and uses document library objects can be found in the IBM i InfoCenter at:

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v6r1m0/index.jsp?topic=/rzaiu/rzaiurzaiu170.htm

Question 2: I already have multiple ASPs on my iSeries. How do I know whether I have multiple QDOC* libraries? How can I view a list of the QDOC* libraries on my system?

Answer 2: On the operating system command line, type the following:

WRKOBJ OBJ(*ALL/QDOC*) OBJTYPE(*LIB)

Press the Enter key to return a list of objects similar to the following list:

Opt   Object    Type   Library  Attribute  Text              
      QDOC      *LIB   QSYS     PROD       Document library  
      QDOC0002  *LIB   QSYS     PROD       Document library  
      QDOC0003  *LIB   QSYS     PROD       Document library  

Question 3: How can I tell which ASP each QDOC* library is in?

Answer 3: Select Option 8=Display Description from the WRKOBJ screen (see previous question). Page down two times to view the Object ASP number and the Object ASP device. In the following display, QDOC0002 is in ASP 2 in *SYSBAS.

                       Display Object Description - Full                      

Library 1 of 1
 Object . . . . . . . :        QDOC0002                   Attribute  . . . . . :      PROD
   Library  . . . . . :            QSYS                       Owner  . . . . . . . :     QDOC
 Library ASP device . :  *SYSBAS                    Primary group  . . . :   *NONE
 Type . . . . . . . . :         *LIB

 Storage information:                                                          
   Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   53248                                
   Offline size . . . . . . . . . . . :   0                                    
   Freed  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   NO                                  
   Compressed . . . . . . . . . . . . :   INELIGIBLE                          
   Object ASP number  . . . . . . . . :   2                                    
     Object overflowed  . . . . . . . :   NO                                  
   Object ASP device  . . . . . . . . :   *SYSBAS                              
 Journaling information:                                                      
   Currently journaled  . . . . . . . :   NO    

Question 4: How can I tell which documents and folders are in any of the QDOC* libraries?

Answer 4: Complete the following steps (the QDOC0002 library is used in the example below). This QDOC0002 library contains only 5 objects, 3 folders, and 2 documents. Your results may include many more objects.

Step 1: On the operating system command line, type the following:

DSPLIB LIB(QDOC0002)


Press the Enter key to return the following screen. The object name in the list is the system object name that are always 10-character names made up of a nonsensical sequence of letters and numbers:

                                     Display Library                            
                                                                         
Library  . . . . . . :   QDOC0002              Number of objects  . :   5      
Type . . . . . . . . :   PROD                  Library ASP number . :   2      
Create authority . . :   *SYSVAL               Library ASP device . :   *SYSBAS
                                                                         
Type options, press Enter.                                                
  5=Display full attributes   8=Display service attributes                
                                                                         
Opt  Object              Type      Attribute       Size  Text            
       QKPV085532    *DOC                          8192                  
       QKPV134184    *DOC                          8192                  
       PNYM575311    *FLR                          4096                  
       QKPT243941    *FLR                          4096                  
       RBJN202745    *FLR                          4096


Step 2: On the operating system command line, type the following:

DSPDLONAM DLO(*SYSOBJNAM) FLR(*NONE) SYSOBJNAM(QKPT243941) OBJCLS(*FLR)

Press the Enter key to return the following screen. The Document library object contains the name of the folder:

                                  Display DLO Name       System:   RCHASSLH

 Document library object  . . :   DENFLD34                
   Folder . . . . . . . . . . :     *NONE                  
                                                                 
 Document identifier  . . . . :   2003081215243941RCHASSLH
 LADN timestamp . . . . . . . :   07D3080C0F182729        
 System object name . . . . . :   QKPT243941              
 Object class . . . . . . . . :   *FLR                    
 Auxiliary storage pool ID  . :   2                        
   Object overflowed  . . . . :     N                      


Step 3: On the operating system command line, type the following:

WRKFLR

Press the Enter key to return a list of all folder names on your system. This list will include all of the folders in QDOC and all of the folders in QDOC0002.

Notes:
1There is nothing on the WRKFLR screen that indicates which QDOC* library the folder is in.
2All folder names on the system must be unique. For example, if QDOC contains a folder named DENFLD34, QDOC0002 cannot also contain a folder named DENFLD34. If an attempt is made to create a second folder by this same name (even if it is in a different ASP), the following message is issued: CPF8A85 - Name already exists for folder DENFLD34 or document *N in folder path *NONE.

Question 5: According to iSeries documentation, the maximum number of documents and folders (DLOs) allowed in a user ASP is 349,000, and the maximum number of documents allowed in a folder is 65,510. I am approaching those limits. I have multiple user ASPs on my iSeries system, but only ASP 1 contains a QDOC* library. How can I create a QDOC* library in ASP2?

Answer 5: This subject is discussed in Chapter 19, Working with Auxiliary Storage Pools of the V5R4 iSeries Backup and Recovery manual located online at:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/books/sc415304.pdf

The manual states that when the first folder is created in an ASP, the system automatically creates the corresponding QDOCnnnn library if it does not already exist. Never create a QDOC library yourself (using the CRTLIB command) because the results are not predictable.

Note: Information on the operating system Maximum Limits can be found in the IBM i Availability Maximum Capacities PDFs for each currently supported OS version.

V7R1 http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/topic/rzamp/rzamp.pdf
V6R1 http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v6r1m0/topic/rzamp/rzamp.pdf
V5R4 http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/rzamp/rzamp.pdf

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Example: I have three ASPs on my iSeries system; however, only two of them contain QDOC* libraries. Why was a QDOC library created in ASP 2 but not in ASP 3? How can I create a QDOC* library in ASP 3?

This subject is discussed in Chapter 19, Working with Auxiliary Storage Pools of the V5R4 iSeries Backup and Recovery manual located online at:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/books/sc415304.pdf

The manual states that when the first folder is created in an ASP, the system automatically creates the corresponding QDOCnnnn library if it does not already exist. Never create a QDOC library yourself (using the CRTLIB command) because the results are not predictable.

The most likely reason there is a QDOC* library in ASP 2 and none in ASP 3 is that the CRTFLR ASP(2) may have been run, a folder was created using the WRKFLR options and specified ASP 2, or restored a batch of DLOs to ASP 2.

Take one of the steps above (CRTFLR ASP(3), WRKFLR Option 1 to Create a new folder and specify Auxiliary storage pool ID 3, or restore DLOs from QDOC (in ASP 1) or QDOC002 (in ASP 2) to ASP 3). Any of these steps will create a QDOC* library in ASP 3.

Question 6: I have a QDOC* library in each user ASP on my system, and they are all approaching the maximum number of documents and folders. What steps must be taken to create a new user ASP?

Answer 6: This subject is discussed in Chapter 19, Working with Auxiliary Storage Pools of the V5R4 iSeries Backup and Recovery manual located online at:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/books/sc415304.pdf


Chapter 19, Working with Auxiliary Storage Pools, is a good overview of the subject. Follow different steps, depending on if the disks to be put into the user ASP are currently non-configured or if they must be moved from an existing user ASP to the new user ASP.

If the disks are currently non-configured, follow the steps in the section titled How to Add Disk Units to an Auxiliary Storage Pool. Then specify the desired user ASP number.

If disks must be moved from an existing user ASP to the new user ASP, follow the steps in the section titled How to Move a Disk Unit to a Different Auxiliary Storage Pool.

Question 7: I have documents and folders in two QDOC* libraries (QDOC and QDOC0002), and I would like to combine them all back into a single QDOC library. What steps need to be taken to move all of the documents and folders in QDOC0002 back into QDOC so that QDOC0002 can be delete removed from the system?:

Answer 7: A good overview of this subject is found in the section titled, Transferring Objects between Auxiliary Storage Pools in the V5R4 iSeries Backup and Recovery manual located online at:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/books/sc415304.pdf


The Backup and Recovery discusses doing a folder at a time. If there happen to be a lot of folders in QDOC0002, it may be more useful to SAVDLO DLO(*ALL) FLR(*ANY) ASP(2) in place of Step 2. That will pick up everything in the ASP in one command. Carefully verify that the objects are really saved. Then, DLTDLO DLO(*SEARCH) FLR(*ANY) OWNER(*ALL) ASP(2) in place of Step 3. Step 6 becomes RSTDLO DLO(*ALL) SAVFLR(*ANY) RSTASP(1).

Notes:
1. When restoring document library objects (DLOs) from more than one auxiliary storage pool (ASP), a beginning and ending sequence number must be specified.
2. It would probably be best to first create a new folder in ASP(2) to put some documents and folders in that folder and to experiment with this smaller test structure before doing the steps described above.
3. If you understand what data you are dealing with (in ASP2), you may not care about restoring it anyway (or could at least delete any unwanted documents and folders (that you do not want to retain when you move the data to QDOC) prior to doing the SAVDLO DLO(*ALL) FLR(*ANY) ASP(2).

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Modified date:
18 December 2019

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