I am in the process of creating an archive of data and as part of the process I am required to copy a large number of VTS datasets to external (removable) media.
Because of the number of datasets involved and because I will have to repeat the process for multiple applications, I was hoping to find a utility that would allow me to use high-level qualifiers and wildcards to copy the datasets to one output (that could span multiple volumes).
I planned to use ADRDSSU to copy the datasets on DASD (see below), but that doesn’t help me with the VTS datasets.
I poked around on the net and I saw that the FATSCOPY utility has the ability to copy datasets using generic dataset names. FATS/FATAR is available at my installation but I don’t know if I can use it or not because when I tried to access it through the panel I got the message:
“Entry required; enter one of the Tape Management Id's listed.”
Can anyone provide some insight into the use of FATSCOPY or an alternate (and hopefully simple) way of getting all that data onto external media?
This simple example job could be used to convert tapes to different media. It selects ALL datasets currently catalogued on 3490 tapes and copies and stacks them to fewer 3592 tapes. The MULTIFILE=YES parameter is needed to cope with tapes that contain more than one file. The moved files will be recatalogued to the new tapes by default, and the old tapes will be returned to scratch. Watch out for uncatalogued tape files, they could be accidentally deleted by this method.