You can see how much you are writing to a tape, by doing a STRSST, then do
option 1 Start a Service Tool, take option 1 Product Activity Log, and then
take the option to work with Removable Media statistics. There you will
have details for each volume. I believe these might be LIFETIME statistics,
so you would probably have to create a new volume and do your backup to get
the actual statistics correct. Select the media type, and you will see your
information. If you are using LTO tapes, take the 2nd option. On the right
side of the screen it tells you MB written.


Pete Massiello
iTech Solutions

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lance Gillespie
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 12:27 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: How much data on a tape

Is there a way to determine how full a tape is?

I would like to know if our nightly backups are about to go over to a second
tape, but I do not see an option on DSPTAP or DMPTAP or anything else I can
find to determine this.

We do the equivalent of a Go Save 21 (minus a few libraries) every night.

We do not have BMRS.


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