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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: I want to check the availability of tape dataset
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I want to check the availability of tape dataset. When trying SYSDSN getting error message like "ERROR PROCESSING REQUESTED DATASET".

How I will check tape dataset using SYSDSN?..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:39 am    Post subject:
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Have you tried the fine manual before posting here?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:53 am    Post subject:
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I read the manual. SYSDSN doesnot support tape dataset. Is there any alternate way?... I dont want to check "NOT ON VOLUME". I need to check tape dataset is available or not?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject:
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I need to check tape dataset is available or not?
How do you define "available"? Every tape in the library/silo is "available", is it not? Are you trying to determine if a tape is stored off-site (i.e. disaster copy)?

If we better understood your requirement, someone might have better suggestions.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:45 am    Post subject:
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Talk to your storage people if you want to know where a tape is and do not have access to the TMS (Tape Management Software).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject:
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As per my understanding, SYSDSN wont support tape dataset. so what I did is I used LISTCAT and checked the return code. IF RC = 4 dataset is not available.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

LISTCAT will show if a dataset name is cataloged.

If you check with your storage management people, they may be able to show you datasets that are still on tape, but are not visable in the catalog.
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