<<So operator errors are eliminated.>>

You're making the assumption that the knuckleheads remember to flip the
write-protect switch on the tape cartridges. Ah, the joys of an outsourced
data center.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027

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. . . perm saves mixed with saves that expire

Also, when speaking of the virutes of BRMS, I don't think that anyone has
mentioned one other saving grace of BRMS.

When you install the BRMS software onto the box, anytime you "save-to-tape"
- - even when using a non-BRMS command like SAVOBJ and SAVLIB,
the BRMS database of tapeID's is checked, and if the tape is not yet expired
or has a *PERM retention date, the IBM commands will not allow you to
So operator errors are eliminated.

And how? The IBM commands that have anything to do with Save-to-Tape are
modified during the installation of BRMS. That is how they accomplish that
piece of magic.

- John Voris

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