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CA View - Suspend Tape Backup and Archiving

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Article ID: 133112

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Products

Deliver View

Issue/Introduction

In migrating View/Deliver environments to a service provider:

 . Would it be best to stop creating new CA View tapes to make it easier to copy them to physical tape (via SARPAC)?

 . If backups are not run, what will happen to reports that have an ERO retention such as 5 days on disk and 60 days on tape? 

 . Could the reports be lost after 5 days if there is no run of a backup cycle? 

 . If there is some direct-to-tape archiving through CA Deliver, if that is not changed, would those reports continue to be archived to whatever the last backup was? 

Environment

Release : 12.2

Component : CA View

Resolution

If no View backup is run (SARINIT DAYS=NNNNNNN) the main result would be that the current View generation would span days, rather than 1 day.  

As a result, the View disk layer would continue to fill, as no reports would be expired.

No reports can be lost, if no backup cycle is run.  

Tape activity can happen via View or Deliver:

 . View: SARINIT TAPECLSL=...

 . Deliver: RMOPARM ARCHn=c/d/f/m/pm, where m is for media.

 . If m is set to D, reports will go to the disk layer, set to T goes to tape.

To move reports to new media:

 . Run SARINIT, changing the STORGRPn parameters to use the esoterics of the new media.

 . Run SARPAC as follows, to get a list of the tapes involved:

//XXXXXXXX JOB ...

//SARPAC01 EXEC PGM=SARPAC,PARM='view_hlq,REPORT'   <=== Modify DB name

//STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=VIEW.CVDELOAD <=== Modify, if used

//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*

//SYSUDUMP DD SYSOUT=*

//SYSIN DD DUMMY

//

. To run tapes in bunches, to new tapes, use the following:

//XXXXXXXX JOB ... 

//SARPAC01 EXEC PGM=SARPAC,PARM='view_hlq'   <=== Modify DB name

//STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=VIEW.CVDELOAD   <=== Modify, if used

//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*

//SYSUDUMP DD SYSOUT=*

//SYSIN DD *

TAPESEQ=nnnnn-nnnnn

/*

//

. where nnnnn is a tape sequence number (....SARTAPE.T00nnnnn)