IEF210I BACKUP1 BKP11 OUTP - UNIT FIELD SPECIFIES INCORRECT DEVICE NAME
IEF272I BACKUP1 BKP11 - STEP WAS NOT EXECUTED.
I heard that EXPORT will take a backup to a tape file only. Is it true?
Is it possible that the error is due to accessing TAPE and I might not be allowed to access TAPE? I am not able to figure out if accessing TAPE is causing the error.
What I did is, I removed the tape parameter as below -
Perhaps TAPE is not a valid unit type in your place. Where did you get the "TAPE" from?
Once the data is on tape you cannot open it on ISPF because - without special software, you cannot use tapes in ISPF.
For your data set (not 'file') on dasd, what does 3.2 or options I or S in 3.4 show you for the data set characteristics?
You did not get a "MAXCC=0" you got a return code of 0.
Yes, I saw the manuals and this is what manual says -
In a DD statement, the unit name subparameter in the UNIT parameter was incorrect:
The unit is not defined to the current system configuration, or a demand request for a unit being added to the configuration occurred prior to the dynamic configuration change completing.
If the DD statement specified a cataloged data set, the unit field in the catalog entry is incorrect.
The DD statement did not contain a UNIT parameter for a non-cataloged, non-passed data set.
The DD statement did not contain a DISP parameter, indicating a new data set, and did not contain a UNIT parameter, indicating an old dataset.
Correct the unit name subparameter. Submit the job again.
but I am not sure whether UNIT=TAPE is causing the issue because when I remove this UNIt=TAPE, there is no issue with sequential files.
I guess I have to code the correct value of volume serial number of TAPE but I am not sure where I can get the value of volume serial number in TAPE.
This JCL is highly suspicious -- for new tapes, most sites do not allow you to overwrite an existing tape such as 003030 but rather require you to use a scratch volume. Furthermore, tapes do NOT use SPACE parameters. And why code DEN=3 on it since that is a 9-track tape parameter and most sites have not used 9-track tapes in 20+ years?