I know you esponded that it was not likely. I am wondering what using
the tape less might do to accumulating temporary write errors.
Wouldn't the tape still wear out, even if it took a lot longer to do
so? I was just tossing that out from my ancient experience with 9
track tape. Watching the drive toss several feet for a temporary
write was interesting to watch. Running a PRTERRLOG and checking the
general errors and errors specific to tapes from the past few days
still might show something, wouldn't it? I have no knowledge of
BRMS, so, again, this goes back to old experience.

John McKee

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Gerald Kern <jp2558@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"I'm not a BRMS expert but to me having that QUSRBRM on a separate tape
would be a big advantage if you had to do a full system restore."

Agreed Larry - but the cost for tapes just for that would be prohibitive.

"Could tape have temporary write errors? I'm wondering if bad areas are
being skipped."

Not likely John since we use different tapes each day.

" I print this to a PDF file on a daily basis and store it on 3 servers in
multiple countries."

Whoa Rob - I thought I was cool just by having my reports in pdf's in gmail
and yahoo... ;) But three countries = uber cool!

Thanks, Jerry

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