The Question is:
I have a four node VMS cluster that has a cluster mounted disk with a directory
that contains file name entries, but no files. If you issue the command: dir
dsa1:[pms.fa.rep.auto.hly], the system returns a list of 6 files. There are no
files present. If I
issue the command del dsa1:[pms.fa.rep.auto.hly]*.*;*, the system returns six
errors, listing each file name and a "file not found" error.
(%DELETE-W-FILNOTDEL, error deleting
DSA1:[PMS.FA.REP.AUTO.HLY]HLY_20001005_1301_BOP_10.DAT;1 -RMS-E-ENF, file not
We have performed an image backup and image restore on this disk in an attempt
to remove these "ghost" file entries. How do we get these file name entries
deleted from the directory?
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Wizard will assume these entries are simply file headers
with no files -- this typically involves alias entries. Assuming
that DIRECTORY/FULL shows "no such file", you can use the DCL command
SET FILE/REMOVE to remove the dangling alias entries.