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RamkumarB

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:25 am    Post subject: Many restoration but only one tape mounting
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Dear friends,

I want to restore many datasets(with different Serial number) from one specific tape. How can we avoid many times tape mounting.

Thanks in advance,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:41 am    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the forum,

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restore many datasets(with different Serial number) from one specific tape
How are there multiple serial numbers for one specific tape.

You need to re-post your request so that the question represents something that is possible.

If you are doing some amount of processing using a single tape volume as input, suggest you specify RETAIN in the jcl. If you are not familiar with RETAIN, there is a link to "IBM Manuals" at the top of the page and one of the manuals listed is the JCL Language Reference manual.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:56 am    Post subject:
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Thanks dick
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply to: Many restoration but only one tape mounting
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You're welcome icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject:
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In case your restore program dynamically allocates the tape, it will probably be smart enough to mount the tape only once.

An alternative is to issue an MVS MOUNT command to load the tape on a drive permanently until you do an UNLOAD.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject:
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What are you using to perform the restore
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