A friend of mine has a savlib backup tape that he converted from one media type to SLR5 using a PC tape copying gizmo called NovaExchange. I can see that the library is there, but something is different about the tape such that the AS400 doesn't think it's a save file.

I have tried a few things like doing a CPYFRMTAP as a tape file to see if I could mangle the thing into a SAVF. I can DSPPFM the copied file and see things that LOOK like a savf might, but no dice.

The tape is ebcdic. The block size is 32768. The record length of the converted tape is not 0 as it should be, but 32768.

A 'save file' has a record length of 528...

I'm just scratching the surface here. Has anyone ever offloaded a savlib backup and mangled it into a save file?

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