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RE: DUPTAP learned something new



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I would check to be sure the combined tape can be used for recovery. The
way IBM save with multiple devices works is different for large objects vs.
small objects. For large objects it "may" split the object up between
tapes, so just because those files wind up on one tape, the recovery may not
work as you expect. I've not tried combining tapes like you suggest so I
don't have direct experience. I suspect that some information on the tapes
used etcetera is saved on the tapes so the restore commands understand how
to request tapes.

In this case BRMS is an interface to the IBM save and restore commands, so
BRMS is not driving the requirements here.

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Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
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DrFranken
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:30 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: DUPTAP learned something new

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

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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

Larry,

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.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
DrFranken
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:22 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
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

www.frankeni.com
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www.iInTheCloud.com

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

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

Bryan

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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