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morpheus007

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Browsing TAPE datasets
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We have a utility called DFSMSrmm used for TAPE datasets.Please let us know how a tape dataset can be browsed/viewed directly using any specific DFSMSrmm option or command.

Normally we IEBGENER tape datasets to DASD and then view them but these are extremely large tapes that would not be allowed to be copied to DASD in the TEST environment.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject:
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Can't be done unless you have the authority to read a tape directly from your TSO session.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Browsing TAPE datasets
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using tape datasets in a tso interactive session, is not a data management issue,
rather an operational issue ( MOUNT activity ),
number of tape units, physical handling of tapes,
users waiting in front of a locked terminal waiting for the tape being physically mounted
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject:
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Use the sort product you have installed to extract just a small subset of the file to copy to DASD.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: Browsing TAPE datasets
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Hi,
morpheus007 wrote:
We have a utility called DFSMSrmm used for TAPE datasets.
DFSMSrmm volume retention and movement are specified interactively with ISPF panels but this allows only authorized application owners to alter existing values without contacting the tape librarian. Are you the one ?

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Please let us know how a tape dataset can be browsed/viewed directly using any specific DFSMSrmm option or command.
Pleasae check this link - at least to start with:

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/SG245983.html

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Normally we IEBGENER tape datasets to DASD and then view them but these are extremely large tapes that would not be allowed to be copied to DASD in the TEST environment.
Use multiple volumes of DASD (VOL=(,,,5)) or go by the suggestion from Craig (Giegerich).
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