Once I make a tape ready for use I never run INZTAP on it again. I use
the retention dates. BRMS keeps track of these retention dates and will
tell me when I could gather up the expired tapes and bring them back for
use. The only *PERM is a special year end save. Or may be a request to
save off a library before we delete it for good. Even then I would be
tempted to put a retention date on it. Granted, I may make it a number of
It cares if it's a BRMS tapes because you put both BRMS and media and
storage extensions on. There's hooks (sort of like exit points) on every
media operation now.
Study BRMS, drink the kool-aid, and be assimilated. Even one man shops
(like Jeff Crosby's) dig it.
Let's see, does TUE1 mean it's the tape that I put in on Tuesday mornings?
Or is that the tape that contains the backup from Tuesday night? or ...
Screw it, let BRMS track all that. After all, do you still keep your
inventory records on paper? No. Why should you keep your tape records on
paper or just somewhere where you'd have to get called in from vacation
(or the hospital) and no BRMS qualified consultant couldn't cover it for