Yes, there's an expire option. I've just wondered if that really--
expires the tapes, or just the data within BRMS. Since the tape
doesn't need to be loaded or anything. At the time I was under stress.
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might try expiring the media using BRMS instead of inztap. Its an
option on the work with media menu if I remember rightly. On Tue, Apr
23, 2013 at 11:41 PM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't throw the tapes away right away. We put them off to the side.
ablewe start noticing that we are getting a bunch of errors we are
Weto track it down to just one drive throwing the errors. Once
we've replaced that drive, and ran an INZTAP with a CLEAR(*YES)
we're able to put the tape back into circulation and it no longer
has any errors. In all the years of LTO3 I think we really only have had one tape go bad.
ahave replaced a few drives.
In summary, I'd retain the bad ones long enough to determine if
that'spattern in the drive.
Since BRMS we rarely INZTAP. Basically we reserve it for a backup
drivereally gone bad and we want to use that same tape right now and
not wait for expiration (since the reserve tapes are in another city...).
CLEAR(*YES) is reserved for two purposes. Verifying a tape after
willreplacement, and for when we go to LTO4.
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From: Jim Oberholtzer<midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 04/23/2013 07:29 AM
Subject: Re: Long SAVSYS
Or re-initialize the tape every time it's used. That resets the
counter to make it almost worthless. I never reset the statistics
so I can see if the tape is failing in any way over its lifetime.
Also keep track of when you clean the tape drive and how that affects read/write errors.
When you start seeing write errors to the tape, time for a new tape.
Tape, cheap. Lost system that is not recoverable because the tape
was failing, bankruptcy.....
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On 4/23/2013 6:12 AM,rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Have you tried PRTERRLOG TYPE(*VOLSTAT) VOLTYPE(3590)? Yeah,3590
> sounds silly for LTO drives, but it works. If you have aerrors
> it may be time to retire that tape. Prompt the command. Youto
> reset the statistics every so often. Since you are a brms
same> make more sense to you as you will not have multiple tapes
> volume id (like IBMIRD or some silly thing carried over from--
S/36 > diskette).
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