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How to extend/increase retention period of tape dataset?

 
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maheswararao.kareti
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: How to extend/increase retention period of tape dataset?
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Hi,

Is there any utility to extend/increase retention period or expiration date of tape datasets.

If no, please provide an alternate solution to increase the retention period/expiration date.

P.S. - The dataset name and the volume in which the tape dataset is present should not be changed. The dataset cannot not be deleted (can be uncataloged).
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject:
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1. Suggest you contact the Tape Management System at your shop.
2. Do you have access to TMS tools to you, at your shop?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject:
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Do you only want a solution to the problem you have created thru ignorance?

or do you want to know how to create tapes properly the first time?

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P.S. - The dataset name and the volume in which the tape dataset is present should not be changed. The dataset cannot not be deleted (can be uncataloged).


putting constraints on a possible solution to a problem that you created
by not understanding or implementing proper procedures
is a little stupid.

this may sound a little 'mechanical', but why not:
  • copy the original tape to another
  • delete the original from tape system
  • copy 'the another' to what should have been properly created in the first place
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject:
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Here is a related thread: http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=46607&highlight=retention+tape
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Pete Wilson

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject:
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Explore use of TMSUPDTE program if you have access. Suggest talking to your Tape Management people first though.
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