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File system: HEADERFULL error

The Question is:

On a file convert, I am receiving:

%SORT-I-OPENOUT, error opening filename; as output
-RMS-E-CRE, ACP file create failed
-SYSTEM-W-HEADERFUL, file header is full

What would be the best way to analyze and correct this problem?

The Answer is:

    $ help /message HEADERFUL

    HEADERFULL,  file header is full

     Facility:     SYSTEM, System Services

     Explanation:  The file header map area on the volume is full and cannot
                   be extended. This error occurs only when the file header
                   extension is inhibited, for example, when the index file is
                   being extended.

     User Action:  Compress the volume by copying it with BACKUP.


    So, you have two options:

    (1) backup / restore the volume with BACKUP, or
    (2) use POLYCENTER File Optimizer for OpenVMS which
        can compress INDEXF.SYS