Hi Everyone, We are having this issue on one of our customers and we are trying to get a workaround solution for it that would not imply the customer to perform it's own backup/recovery in case this files were to be needed again some day.
I have datasets larger than 1,000,000 Tracks (PS Files) and more than 2 years old. After taking a look at Primary Space Management we jump into the conclusion that HSM cannot handle the migration of such monster files and that's the reason it hasn't migrated them automatically before.
Has anyone faced this problem before? Which solution did you provide??
Our current version of zOS Limits the number of tapes HSM can handle to 40. Unfortunately we cannot go for that.. Also defining larger scratch tapes cannot be contemplated since we need to act quite fast.. Quite the dilemma
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Quite the dilemma
Or quite poor direction/management.
If the organization wants to support so few hsm tape volumes and does not want to use the high capacity volumes currently available, i suspect you need to do a one-time backup from the dasd to "tape" (i'd use the highest capacity you have or even upgrade so there is a new pool of high density media available). Over time the requirement will probably not diminish.