Unable to delete a Database Manage Storage(DMS) Tablespace? Undefined tablespace error but can't use the containers in subsequent create Tablespace.


Hello Experts,

I started to create a Database managed storage tablespace which appeared successfully created. I then started to create a table for the tablespce
and got tablespace not found error. I issued a db2 list tablespaces and found that the tablespace was not listed. Okay, I went ahead and tried to
create the tablespace again and got the error that the  "...containers have been assigned to the tablespace" but the tablespace is not shown when I issued
a select for tablespace from syscat.tablespaces/ I hope I have explained my problem well and I need help resoving this problem.

How can I go about dropping this problem tablespace so that I can reuse the containers? How can I delete a tablespace that seem to not cataloged?
Any help will be highly appreciated

Thanks okonita001
Okonita001Asked:
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Okonita001Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
ps: I found IBM documentation that seem to acknowledge the existence of this problem and it noted that when this happens that the second attempt should cleanup the containers but that has not happened in my case. IBM stated that the problem was fixed in DB2 UDBv9.7. We are on V9.5. Baffling is the fact that I cannot even find the tablespace in the path defined for it. So where is this object is the question?
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momi_sabagConnect With a Mentor Commented:
have you tried maybe to restart db2?
maybe it will solve your problem (which is very odd)
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Okonita001Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:

momi_sabag,

This is being done in production and I am not in a position to restart or ask for DB2 to be restarted.
The mystery is that I cannot even find where the tablespace is recorded neither can I find the tablespace object. Syscat.Tablespaces shows nothing. The container path that is supposed to house the tablespace shows nothing either. I am stomped.
Any other suggestion?

Thanks
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Okonita001Author Commented:
The solution was partially correct and I was able to figure my problem solution
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