Maybe I'm missing something, but why don't you use the os400 commands to perform the backup. (INZTAP SAVLIB and RSTLIB) Those commands should work whether your in the 36 environment or not. Dean -----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian Crooks Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 11:18 AM To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Tape drive problem I'm confused. I have 2 clients with the exact same machine - 9406-170 - with the exact same tape drive - 63A0-001. They are both running SSP 7.5 as a guest of OS400 V4R3M0. I went to Site A, initialized a tape, copied some libraries, took the tape to Site B and tried to restore. Got the message SYS-7493 "can not use non-sl initialized tape as SL or BLP". Scratch head?? Tried again - same message. Then I initialized the tape at Site B, took it to Site A, copied the stuff again, went back to Site B and got the same message when I tried to restore???? Both systems are at the same SSP PTF level. I tried two different tape types - one a 6525, the other a SLR5-8GB. Both TAPEINIT commands are identical except for the vol id. Both systems can save and restore their own backup tapes. I didn't try to save a file at Site A and restore to Site B. The Tapeinit command is as follows: TAPEINIT TC,SL,VOLID,CLEAR,,ERASE,REWIND. Any ideas? Brian -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.14.12/545 - Release Date: 11/21/2006 -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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