HA, That's good! However I suspect only a small subset of readers will have four tape drives available.....

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 6/17/2014 10:33 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:


Currently doing that.
Here's another tip.
Use 4 drives on a system save to minimize the down window.
Once complete, 4 AUTODUPs dup and append the 4 volumes to one volume.
Now you have the entire system save on 1 single volume.


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:22 PM
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Subject: Re: DUPTAP learned something new

'ish'. WHat I mean by that is for the thing to be bootable all the correct files need to be at the beginning, this is likely where you ere going. What you CAN do, however, is dup the data portion by using the 'Start Sequence Number (FROMSEQNBR)' parameter and thus consolidate them that way.

If you think about it, old tapes to new tapes you can often get 10 or more to 1 and that's if the old ones are mostly full!!

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 6/17/2014 4:47 PM, Bryan Dietz wrote:

Be aware that you cannot "consolidate" SAVSYS tapes. they must start
at seq #1.


Jeff Crosby said the following on Tue, 6/17/2014 4:02 PM:
After all these years I learned something new about the DUPTAP command.

There's a TOSEQNBR parm where you can say TOSEQNBR(*END) and it will
add to the end of the destination tape. I have a number of archive
tapes I decided to consolidate and that will make my life easier.

Since I learned something new, I can go home now. :)

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