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SAS ERROR to be fixed

ERROR: Undetermined I/O failure.
ERROR: Undetermined I/O failure.
ERROR: Undetermined I/O failure.
FATAL: Unrecoverable I/O error detected in the execution of the data step program. Aborted during the EXECUTION phase.
FATAL: Unrecoverable I/O error detected in the execution of the data step program. Aborted during the EXECUTION phase.
FATAL: Unrecoverable I/O error detected in the execution of the data step program. Aborted during the EXECUTION phase.
ERROR: Undetermined I/O failure.
ERROR: Undetermined I/O failure.
ERROR: Undetermined I/O failure.
NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors.
NOTE: There were 15824172 observations read from the data set WORK.OUTVMF.
NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
real time 44:34.32
cpu time 7:59.57


I run a SAS program which has 18 million records, the SAS application stops after reading 15 million records and closes the log file. Could you please tell me what is causing this error?
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Re: SAS ERROR to be fixed

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Lack of disk space, or lost communication with disk comes into mind.
Check the disk status of your saswork and location for your target table.
/Linus
Data never sleeps
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Re: SAS ERROR to be fixed

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We need to see the SAS log and the executed SAS code that is generating the error - so much could be happening in the SAS DATA step. Also, explain the SAS application/program, with SAS environment (local install or remote to server), SAS version, OS platform -- and, again, in your reply COPY/PASTE from your SAS log the DATA step code being executed just before and at the error point.

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Re: SAS ERROR to be fixed

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Every time we have gotten an I/O failure, it has been the result of network issues within our office (we run remotely from a server). When the disk is full, we get a different error. Good luck - I know it's frustrating to work with a large data set and have it near completion only to fail at the end.
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Hi.

We got a similar error with large datasets but not as large as yours.

Running win2003, 16gb memory, it turned out that the page pool was overflowing. Changing the Paged Pool Usage Maximum from 80% (Default) to 40% resolved our issue.

Might not be the same problem as you are having but may help.

Note: There were no event logs etc that indicated that there was a problem.



Regards

Barry
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