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harshansw

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:12 am    Post subject: To view info about a tape based GDG
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Hi,

I wanted to see the information about a tape based GDG,information like maximum number of generations possible,scratch/no-scratch etc.
Please do suggest how i can do that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: To view info about a tape based GDG
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First use TMS utilty to find out the vol ser of the tape file. Such as give the tape file name in tms, it would show you details about that tape file like vol ser ,lrec etc.

Its also called Online inquiry/update TMC records in the CA-1 INQUIRY/UPDATE TMC MENU enter the Dataset name. It will return you all the details about the tape datset.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: To view info about a tape based GDG
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Using TMS we can get only the VOLSER details and creation date etc.
But how to get the maximum number of generations allowed for that GDG?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:28 am    Post subject:
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Try IDCAMS LISTCAT
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: To view info about a tape based GDG
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By using utilities option in FILEAID,we can find the properties of a VSAM file

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: LISTCAT works
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Thanks Jack..LISTCAT works for my requirement.

Thanks,
Harshan
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