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softwareengineer

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: How to create a file on tape
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Hi,

I wud like to create a file directly on tape. can anyone give me the jcl to create a file on tape.
I tried to do this like below:

//dd dsn= pdsname,
unit=ctape, vol=ser=XXXXX,
................

Please tell me how to create files..
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khaarthikm

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:57 pm    Post subject: How to create a file on tape
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Hi,

This is intiallation dependent, pls check with your administator for the Unit Details

thanks
Khaarthik.M
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pandu

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject:
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hi,

please give what error you are getting?.

//dd dsn= pdsname,
unit=ctape, vol=ser=XXXXX,


in the above u gave unit =ctype ! what is CTAPE?
i hope it is TAPE.

//dd dsn= dataset name

and u have to give retention period (how many days u want this dataset on tap).

please let me know if i am wrong!

cheers
pandu
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:05 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
As said by one of our friend, that is installation dependent. Check with your administrator for this.
And also there is no RETPD, coming into play for tape datasets. Tape dataset is available forever. You just need to mount it whenever necessary.
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pandu

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:23 pm    Post subject:
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hi prakash,

i hope we need to give the RETPD option when we are creating data sets on TAPE in test environment. In test environment data sets on tape will delete based on time period



correct me if i am wrong.


cheers
Pandu
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