Are CA View tapes ever recycled, to remove unused space?
The "recycling" of the View tapes takes place, first, with running the SARPAC function.
SARPAC writes only the active reports to a new tape, bypassing expired reports.
The tapes out of SARPAC all have only active reports on them.
When a View backup runs after the SARPACing of the tapes, the older tapes will be expired, as they no longer contain active reports.