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Gousiya Mulla

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Size of the tape in Mega Bytes
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Hi ,

I have files unloaded from database and written into Tapes. Now the user wants sizes of the files (Volume details) in Mega Bytes .

Can any one please let me know how can we do this ?
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:46 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Talk with your tape management people. They have or can get this information.
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:48 am    Post subject:
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If you have CA-1, a display of your data set should show you block size and block count. That should give you number of bytes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject:
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Size of the tape in Mega Bytes


Hai Dick and Terry ,

Thanks a lot .. I contacted Storage management for the same and got the sizes in required tapes .


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If you have CA-1,


Terry ,
Please can provide me more info regding CA-1 ?
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I don't have access to a mainframe, but if your Tape Management System is CA-1, there should be an option on your ISPF menu for your in-house tools. There you should find a CA-1 option. You'll need a password (even for inquiry), then key in your data set name. You'll get a screen that will display, among other things, a block size (number of bytes per block) and a block count. Multiply these 2 fields to get number of bytes on that volume. There will be an indicator if this is a multi-volume file, in which case, add up the block counts for each volume before multiplying by the block size. Also, the last block may not be full, so your file may be less than your calculation. Block size and block count are in the lower third of the screen.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Size of the tape in Mega Bytes
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Hi Terry,

Many Thanks .. I came to know we can get volume details from our end also. But our CA-1 HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED BY RMM. So I have tried through G.R instead of CA-1 .
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