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RE: Long SAVSYS



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BRMS only expires the volumes within its database. If you do a DSPTAP outside of BRMS, you will still see all the saved items, they can still be accessed and used.

Paul

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:32 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Long SAVSYS

Yes, It will expire the tape and all the files on it. Otherwise the tape would not work for native commands outside of BRMS.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 4/24/2013 6:29 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
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.


Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept
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Harris <auctionitis@xxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical
Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 04/23/2013 04:42 PM
Subject: Re: Long SAVSYS Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx You
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:
Jim,

I don't throw the tapes away right away. We put them off to the side.
If
we start noticing that we are getting a bunch of errors we are
often
able
to 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.
We
have replaced a few drives.
In summary, I'd retain the bad ones long enough to determine if
there's
a
pattern in the drive.

Since BRMS we rarely INZTAP. Basically we reserve it for a backup
that's
really 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
a
drive
replacement, and for when we go to LTO4.


Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept
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Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Jim Oberholtzer<midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 04/23/2013 07:29 AM
Subject: Re: Long SAVSYS
Sent by:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



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.....

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 4/23/2013 6:12 AM,rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Have you tried PRTERRLOG TYPE(*VOLSTAT) VOLTYPE(3590)? Yeah,
I know
3590
> sounds silly for LTO drives, but it works. If you have a
bunch of
errors
> it may be time to retire that tape. Prompt the command. You
may want
to
> reset the statistics every so often. Since you are a brms
shop it
will
> make more sense to you as you will not have multiple tapes
with the
same
> volume id (like IBMIRD or some silly thing carried over from
S/36 > diskette).
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