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kanna n

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject: tape information
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My requirement is, my dataset resides on a tape. I want a command or a utility to get the information like vol-ser name etc of the dataset into a output dataset.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: tape information
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kanna n wrote:
My requirement is, my dataset resides on a tape. I want a rexx command or an utility to get the information like vol-ser name etc of the dataset into a output dataset.

Please define etc.
Half of YOUR task is to explicitly describe what you want, not use vagueries such as etc.

You may know what you mean when you use etc. but I sure as S**T don't

Do you access to the online TMS ?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Expat,

Thanks for the reply. I am mainly interested here in VOL-SER and EXPDT parameters.

I do not access online TMS, and i require above information to pass as parms to further steps.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject:
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Your TMS proably has a batch inquiry utility. Check that out and parse the output. CA-1 (TMSGRW) also can output a data records per volume for easier parsing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest you talk with your tape storage management people. . .

If your system has CA-1, EARL can also be used for getting info from the TMS.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply to: tape information
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Hi,

I don't have access to CA1 online TMS.Is there any utility like GOUCOUNT to get the count of records on tape dataset without restoring it back?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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I don't have access to CA1 online TMS
If there is a business need for you to read the data, suggest you look into getting what you want in batch. If it is necessary to complete some requirement, suggest you have your manager request read access to the data.

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Is there any utility like GOUCOUNT
What is this utility? Is it part of some tape management software?

If the "count" is not already stored somewhere, the file would have to be passed to get a count.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply to: tape information
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what about asking Your storage support for tools and practices used in Your organization icon_question.gif

and the TS did not even care to say please ....
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