Mounting incorrect tapes for scratch

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Article ID: 129706

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Products

CA VM:Backup for z/VM CA VM:Backup High-Speed Disaster Recovery Option (HiDRO)

Issue/Introduction

Hidro was found to be down for extended period. Now active tapes are being mounted for scratch so backup jobs are failing.

 If I submit a hidro backup manually, that works.

Environment

Release: 2.8
Component: HIDRO

Resolution

In your configuration, HiDRO is running with SCRATCH=YES and not SCRATCH=ALWAYS …
So, HiDRO is asking for specific tapes. Because the tapes HiDRO is requesting are NOT scratch tapes in VM:Tape, this indicates you have no reserved range of tapes for HiDRO and HiDRO should not be configured as SCRATCH=YES … it should be configured SCRATCH=ALWAYS …

VM:Tape manages the scratch tapes, HiDRO always asks VM:Tape to mount a SCRATCH tape. Recommendation to change/set to SCRATCH=ALWAYS. Then you can run RECYCLE.