Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

can i specify my tape to be mounted in a particular drive

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> JCL & VSAM
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
ananth86

New User


Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Posts: 59
Location: Hyderabad

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: can i specify my tape to be mounted in a particular drive
Reply with quote

Can I specify my Tape to be mounted in a particular drive explicitly in a SMS environment?

I tried with keeping unit=/ucb . But the mount was pending for a longtime and finally cancelled it. I checked the status of the drive wen my mount was waiting, the drive was free(means no tape is mounted or its not allocated to any jobs). And moreover its a scratch mount.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

expat

Global Moderator


Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Posts: 8593
Location: Back in jolly old England

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Speak to your site support people, they will tell you what you can and can not do.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Robert Sample

Global Moderator


Joined: 06 Jun 2008
Posts: 7904
Location: Bellevue, IA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

This is very much a site specific question; what works at one site will not work at another site.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ananth86

New User


Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Posts: 59
Location: Hyderabad

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Robert Sample wrote:
This is very much a site specific question; what works at one site will not work at another site.


So u mean to say that it all depends on the ACS routines that control my SMS environment, am i right?

If its Yes, then can I get any expert advise to acheive that?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Robert Sample

Global Moderator


Joined: 06 Jun 2008
Posts: 7904
Location: Bellevue, IA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

ACS routines may or may not be involved -- for example, if the device in question is not a tape library then what good would changing the ACS routines do?
Quote:
can I get any expert advise to acheive that?
You have been given expert advice -- consult your site support group.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dick scherrer

Site Director


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 19270
Location: Inside the Matrix

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hello,

Quote:
can I get any expert advise to acheive that?
No true expert would advise allocating some specific drive. The organizations i support have not permitted this for application processes for many, many years. . .

Why do you believe this should even be considered?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ananth86

New User


Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Posts: 59
Location: Hyderabad

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Yes, thats true, in my shop also we cant explicitly force our tapes to go to a specific drive. Being a support person in my site, i got a request from my user that he needs his tape to be loaded in a specific drive. I obviously denied him that it was not possible.

But, i would like to know, is there anything else that can overirde my current setup and allow me address a specific drive? Thats the reason I started this thread.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
expat

Global Moderator


Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Posts: 8593
Location: Back in jolly old England

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Did you also get his reason for for wanting use a specific drive.
Not up to anything nefarious is he ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Anuj Dhawan

Senior Member


Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Posts: 6258
Location: Mumbai, India

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Just for a note - expat, Robert and Dick ...all of them have at least 35 years of experience with Z-servers (Mainframes) - so they are experts and give expert advices! Grin!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ananth86

New User


Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Posts: 59
Location: Hyderabad

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

expat wrote:
Did you also get his reason for for wanting use a specific drive?


No, he was just curious and tried it..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dick scherrer

Site Director


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 19270
Location: Inside the Matrix

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hello,

Quote:
No, he was just curious and tried it..
Just tell him some old guys of your acquaintenance said "don't do that". . . icon_smile.gif

Quote:
is there anything else that can overirde my current setup and allow me address a specific drive
As Robert mentioned - you should talk with your senior system support - who should know if this is an option (hopefully, it is not).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pete Wilson

Active User


Joined: 31 Dec 2009
Posts: 437
Location: London

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

suggest he enters the tape library and manually inserts it...he won't be back again after teh robot clumps him!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> JCL & VSAM All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts stacking files on a tape Pedro JCL & VSAM 7 Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:11 pm
No new posts Reading selected volumes of a multi-v... RickBig JCL & VSAM 6 Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:26 pm
No new posts How to copy Tape dataset to unix main... chaky All Other Mainframe Topics 4 Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:52 am
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Walkin Drive HCL Tech Noida for DB2 /... mjadwani2785 Mainframe Jobs 0 Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:34 pm
No new posts TABLE vs TAPE pshongal DB2 3 Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:02 pm


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us