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This is something I cover in my session 'Clean up your IBM i Disk
space.' I'll be presenting it at 4PM on Next Tuesday at POWERUp! 2022.
However just in case one of you wont' be there the issue is that you do
NOT get the disk space back by a simple INZTAP for a tape type catalog
entry. Instead you must delete the tape from the catalog and build a
Of course it's your call either way.
One school of thought is "I WANT MY DISK SPACE BACK!" And that's not bad
thinking of course.
The other school says: "No, I want to have that space allocated so that
when I do the backup that uses that tape I can be assured it won't
overfill the disk."
On 5/16/2022 2:34 PM, Justin Taylor wrote:
We have a virtual tape that we don't use anymore, so I want to clear it to
free the disk space. Before I started, /ImageCatalog/tape/backup/GEN001
was showing a size of 576560259233. I did an INZTAP command, and GEN001 is
now showing 12289. The ironic part is that my disk usage percent didn't
change at all.
Any ideas? Think it would help to delete that GEN001 and recreate?
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