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Seeking better HSM integration with DCL?

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The Question is:

We are using HSM 2.2 on an Alpha (DEC 3000 model 600) running OpenVMS 6.2.
 I've created numerous DCL scripts to automate the storage and retrieval of
 data files.  One persistent annoyance in the DCL level access to HSM
 information involves archive files
which have been preshelved.
Basically, you can find out if your data is shelved offline with the F$FILE
 lexical and the SHELVED attribute.  However, this is valid only for data which
 is SHELVED and not PRESHELVED.  Preshelved data exists online and offline, but
 shows up as not SHELV
Work arounds include looking at the files ACL to if it is setup with
 APPLICATION, SIZE, ACCESS, FLAGS and DATA.  However, this can't be
 accomplished in a straight forward manner with lexical functions.
 Additionally, the HSM database can be checked with t
he SMU LOCATE file command.  One problem may arise if the shelved file has
 changed disks.  Performing a directory SMU LOCATE without including the disk
 is quite time consuming.
Any thoughts on the matter?

The Answer is :

  Nope, no thoughts.  Please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center
  directly and request assistance and any necessary HSM enhancements.

answer written or last revised on ( 5-APR-2000 )

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