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banuradha

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: How to find an empty TAPE using REXX
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Hi all ,

I already posted a query for checking an empty dataset,I also need to check for an empty tape using REXX.Is that possible?

thnks,
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: How to find an empty TAPE using REXX
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Everything should work the same either way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject:
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No superk,

I used LISTDSI function for finding out whether a dataset is empty or not.
I used sysextents ,but Its not working for a tape dataset.Can you please suggest someways! It would be very much helpful to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Talk with your tape management people.

Your site most likely uses some kind of software for keeping track of the tape inventory (i.e. CA-1). In the inventory will be information on the file/volume you are interested in.
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Thanks !!!!
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