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Using tape instead of disk


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MICS Resource Management


Can the database file ALLOCATE jobs use tape instead of dasd, especially for cycles of detail level data?


MICS r14.1


The MICS DETAIL thru YEARS (online databases) are not suitable for tape-directed (sequential format) as they are accessed randomly during MICS operational-job processing. With that being said, some of the analyzers do provide 'Detail' Tape Processing for certain files.
For example, click here for more info pertaining to DB2. To find others, at the space for MICS, do a search on 'DETAIL Tape Processing' and it will bring back all analyzers that support detail tape processing.