Use the *DEVTYPE parm if you are using the SLR5-4GB (8GB with compression) tapes, and that will initialize in the QIC4DC format, which is NOT the same as the QIC4GB format - although it can be initialized and written in that format. You have the same issue with the 6381 tape where the native compression format is QIC2DC, but it will also write (less data) in the QIC2GB format of the 6380 tape drive. If you are not using the SLR5-4GB tapes, (or even if you are for that matter) you can use the *CTGTYPE value to make sure you get the proper (highest) density supported for the tape you are using. Neil Palmer DPS Data Processing Services Canada Ltd. 50 Acadia Avenue, Ste.102 AS/400~~~~~ Markham, Ontario, Canada. ____________ ___ ~ Phone:(905) 474-4890 x303 |OOOOOOOOOO| ________ o|__||= Cell.:(416) 565-1682 x303 |__________|_|______|_|______) Fax: (905) 474-4898 oo oo oo oo OOOo=o\ mailto:NeilP@DPSlink.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.DPSlink.com iSeries 400 The Ultimate Business Server Andy Youens <Andy@formaserve.co.uk> Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org 2001/01/08 16:14 Please respond to MIDRANGE-L To: "'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> cc: Subject: RE: 4GB tape / 6382 Maarten *QIC4GB will work fine. Regards Andy Youens FormaServe Systems Ltd T: 01908 319566 M: 07770 380276 E: Mailto:Andy@FormaServe.Co.Uk W: http://www.FormaServe.Co.Uk This message contains confidential information and is intended solely for the named addressee. If you are not the named addressee you should not distribute, copy or take any action in reliance on the contents of this email. FormaServe Systems does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message or attached documents or for any damage suffered by your computer system caused by any errors or viruses contained in the email or any attached documents. -----Original Message----- From: Maarten Vries, de [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 08 January 2001 19:34 To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Subject: 4GB tape / 6382 Does anybody know at which format I should initialize a tape for this unit. Perhaps at *QIC4GB? Maarssen +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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