This backup is going on 1 tape, I want the tape to remain in the tape
drive. I used normal 21 option for save, but the tape is ejected.

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:52 PM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Again
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
reached.

So if your tape is full and needs a second tape it doesn't care what you
entered in for ENDOPT. It's going to partially eject it and wait for you
to stick in a second tape and reply to the message on QSYSOPR that you
have done so. This is what is happening, right? You are filling up the
tape and it's needing a second tape? Just want to make sure that's what
you meant by "end of tape option" and not that your save completed, didn't
need any further tapes, and yet ejected the tape.


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From: Jack Kingsley <iseriesflorida@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 04/26/2012 01:29 PM
Subject: Re: option 21 save/end of tape option ?
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Jim, retrieved the source code, it appears all the options are *leave


On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Rob,

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
reached.



Rob Berendt
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http://www.dekko.com 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
default
is always UNLOAD. I don't see this as an option on the 21 screen,
I
want
to sometimes use rewind.
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