Hmmm...that's an interesting theory...but my tape drive is a good ole IBM
tape drive.
Says so right on the cover.

They are dialed into my system right now...so I can't try your
suggestion...but it's worth a shot.
Can't do any worse than not work anyway <grin>

Thanks for the suggestion.


 -----Original Message-----
From:   Pete Massiello [mailto:pmassiello@os-solutions.com]
Sent:   Tuesday, January 22, 2002 3:01 PM
To:     midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject:        Re: V5R1 savsys problem.

We had a customer a while back when we upgraded their OS/400 from V4R3
to V4R4, and the tape drive seemed to only work occasionally.
If we did a SAVLIB of one small library it would work fine, if we did
something larger like a SAVSYS it would fail.  It was because this
customer had a 3rd party tape drive emulating some device, but it could
not handle optimum blocking.  On this upgrade (and I thought it was V4R3
to V4R4, but I may be off one release), the default had been changed.

Perhaps try doing the backup without the optimum blocking?  Not sure,
its only a thought.

    Pete


--
Pete Massiello
OS Solutions International
Phone: (203)-744-7854  Ext 11.
http://www.os-solutions.com
mailto:pmassiello@os-solutions.com



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