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Richard J Maher
Trusted Contributor

Re: %dcl-e-open

Hi nuno,

As Jess kindly pointed out UCX doesn't seem to like logical names so, as per his note, you need a two step process: -

To get some more details about the error, do

If, as would seem likely, the device physical name starts with BG then it is an IP socket. Depending on what TCP/IP stack you are using and what VMS version you are runnning (hint: tell us these things), you can get socket details with the command:


Is it posible to see the DCL OPEN command that is triggering this error and a few lines above taht?

Cheers Richard Maher

nuno vitoria_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: %dcl-e-open

Hi Richard,

i don´t understand to mach this system but if you can help me thanks.

i send you a report what i do.

cheers Nuno
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: %dcl-e-open

Look at the status:

Volume Status: subject to mount verification, allocation inhibited because of
error on bitmap, write-back caching enabled.

There is an error in the bitmap and the allocation of space is inhibited, i.e. no new files, hence the WLK error.

You may try a
$ ANAL/Disk/Repair DKB0:

but you should make a backup before.

regards Kalle
nuno vitoria_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: %dcl-e-open

Hi Kalle,

i do the command and i put the report.

Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: %dcl-e-open

"-SYSTEM-F-PARITY, parity error"
The disk is going bad.

Switch over to a new disk.
This may involve restoring a backup.
This may involve loss of data.

If you are lucky all you have to do is find a spare drive (push in a fresh brick) for example DKB100. Now $backup/image dbk0: dkb100:. Dismount DKB0, Mount DKB100, redefine logicals name like bg_digi to point to to new drive. Hint: $SHOW LOG */OUT=logicals.tmp ... $SEARCH logicals.tmp DKB

Over time you may want to put th enew drive in the old slot, or not.

Good luck!
nuno vitoria_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: %dcl-e-open

$ search logicals.tmp dkb
-RMS-E-FNF, file not found
%SEARCH-E-NOFILE, no file found
$ sho dev d

Device Device Error Volume Free Trans Mnt
Name Status Count Label Blocks Count Cnt
DNFS0: Online 0
DNFS1: Mounted 0 litsg1:/ 0 1 0
DNFS2: Mounted 0 litsg2:/ 0 1 0
DNFS3: Mounted 0 litsg:/disk2 0 1 0
LITAX1$DKA0: Mounted 0 AXPVMSSYS 583060 425 1
LITAX1$DKA400: Online wrtlck 0
LITAX1$DKB0: Mounted 9 DISK2 5630778 2 1
LITAX1$DKB400: Mounted 0 DISK3 3510765 1 1
LITAX1$DKB500: Mounted 0 DISK4 4284234 1 1
LITAX1$DVA0: Online 0
$ backup/image dkb0: dkb400:
%BACKUP-F-MOUNTFOR, DKB400:[SYSMGR]*.*;* must be mounted /FOREIGN
$ show log */out=logicals.tmp

this weekend we had light lack and never more I connect with the server.
nuno vitoria_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: %dcl-e-open

display...in attach
nuno vitoria_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: %dcl-e-open

hi everybody thanks for your help it is now working.

best regards
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: %dcl-e-open

Dear Nuno,

"take your fingers from that keyboard and slowly step away from the computer"

Please go careful, and try to get some more experienced help.

The commands I suggested were rough directions, not verbatim.
Judging by the output posted you are out of your 'comfort zone' with this set up and risk creating further damage.
Please escalate the problem, internally or externally (vendor, hp, consultant, whatever.).

Good luck!

Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: %dcl-e-open

I guess I spoke to soon!
It sure looked scary there for a moment!
Good to hear it worked out, and thanks for letting us know.