Expire a tape today

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Article ID: 14485

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Products

CA VM:Tape for z/VM

Issue/Introduction



Is there a command that can be issued to set a tape to scratch from z/VM ?

Environment

Release: VMTAPE55400-2-VM:Tape
Component:

Resolution

To expire a tape today, enter the following command: 

VMTAPE CATALOG volser RETPD 0 (ANYTAPE 

Next, issue command VMTAPE REFRESH to update the pointer and pick list files. 



Additional Information

The VMTAPE CATALOG command will expire the tape making it available for SCRATCH selection.