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ranjitherdci

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:12 pm    Post subject: EXPDT parameter
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I have used LABEL=RETPD=45 while creating a dataset. I have read some where that the tape data set is to be held as long as the data set is cataloged.
When I checked the data set information it is shown as below
Creation date . . . : 2008/08/05
Expiration date . . : 1999/01/00

1999 means a past date.
Can some one explain me why it is showng as this..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject:
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I am really sorry..
I have created dataset with LABEL=EXPDT=99000
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject:
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ranjith,

All is clear?

So you understand that 99000 is a fictional expire date that tells the tape management software to expire the tape when it is no longer cataloged?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject:
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I am not clear yet.
So you mean to say 1999/01/00 does not have any significance.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject:
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That's correct. Jan 00, 1999 is not a true expiration date. That is just the date display format for tapes created as EXPDT=99000.

If you use CA-1 as your tape mgmt software, their screens display this as Expire Date='CATALOG' rather than the "date". This reflects that the catalog entry controls the real expire date.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject:
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Thank you..
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