While I agree that BRMS eliminates quite a bit of horsing around to get good back ups, the question was how to cause the program behind option 21 in the save menu to behave differently.

Most of my customers can fit their systems on one tape and therefore do not have and/or need a tape library. Those that do have a tape library usually also have BRMS (at least Media and Storage Extensions) and so the saves that way.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 4/26/2012 10:40 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
I'm trying to determine what he is trying to do.
Is he using a tape library or a tape device?
I suspect he is using a tape library, configured sequentially as a tape
device. And what is happening is that his backup is taking more than one
tape. He doesn't want it placed in the I/O slot(s) when the tape fills,
instead he wants to to go back into the library. Perhaps it takes more
than 2 tapes and he only has one I/O slot. Those of us with 18 I/O slots
have to remember those without.

ENDOPT is not pertinent to this as that only says what to do with the last
tape when the save completes, not what to do when the tape fills.

Ideally he would leave the darn thing as a media library, load up BRMS and
configure that. It took me a LOT of cajoling to be assimilated into the
BRMS realm. But now that I'm there, I like it.

I might be tempted to delve into QSYSOPR or DSPLOG and see the messages in
the CPA4088 genre and see if there's some way to control what happens when
the tape fills. But I don't think you can. From the help on ENDOPT:

Specifies the operation that is automatically done on the tape or
optical volume after the save operation ends. If more than one
volume is used, this parameter applies only to the last volume used;
all other volumes are unloaded when the end of the volume is

Rob Berendt
-- Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 From: Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 04/26/2012 11:21 AM Subject: Re: option 21 save/end of tape option ? Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx The actual CL program that is running is QMNSAVE. You can retrieve the CL source. You'll find the save commands if you search for them. Every ENDOPT() parameter that I was able to find is set to *LEAVE (V7R1). In any case you can always modify the program and put the default you wish in there. You can also preface it with "??" to cause the prompt to come up if the program is set to prompt. (an option on the 21 save) Jim Oberholtzer Chief Technical Architect Agile Technology Architects On 4/26/2012 9:23 AM, Jack Kingsley wrote:
> Does anyone know where it gets this from, it would appear that the
> is always UNLOAD. I don't see this as an option on the 21 screen, I
> to sometimes use rewind.
> --

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