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How to return Volumes from Vaults for which no entry exists in VPD

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Article ID: 133978

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Products

CA 1 Tape Management CA 1 Tape Management - Copycat Utility CA 1 Tape Management - Add-On Options

Issue/Introduction

Tape volumes were vaulted in the past by the CA 1 Vault Management System (VMS).
In the meantime the related entries in the Vault Pattern Data Set (VPD) no longer exist.
How to return these volumes from the Vaults?

Environment

Release :

Component : CA 1 Tape Management

Resolution

The following options are available to return the tape volumes:


1. Use the CHECKIN function in the CA 1 ISPF interface. Select Option 2 for UTILITIES from the CA 1 Primary options Menu:




in the UTILITIES Menu specify the volume to be returned in the VOL field and select Option 2:




2. run TMSUPDTE using

   //TMSUPDTE.SYSIN DD *
   VOL vvvvvv,NODSN,NOCHAIN
   REP OUTCODE=' VMS'
   REP SLOT=HEXZEROS
   REP OUTDATE=ZEROS

   which performs the same updates as the ISPF CHECKIN


3. If the OUTCODE (VAULT) is still defined in the VAULTS statement in the VPD and no DSN pattern exists the tape will be returned
    by the Vault Management System (VMS) when it has expired.

    In TMS REPORT-24 VAULT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM *---EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED DURING PROCESSING---*
    this will result in message

    VOL=vvvvvv DSN=data.set.name EXPIRED, HAD NO PATTERN, THUS REMOVED FROM VLT=vvvv 'ELIG FOR SCRATCH'

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