How to STOP CA View from creating DUPLEX backup tapes?

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CA Deliver CA View

Issue/Introduction

How do we stop CA View from creating DUPLEX backup tapes?
How do we delete CA View's knowledge of existing DUPLEX tapes and free up those tapes?

Environment

Release : 12.2 or 14.0

Component : CA View

Resolution

1. How do we stop CA View from creating DUPLEX backup tapes?

Answer:

A sub-parameter of the SARINIT "STORGRPn" parameters, specifically the (unit2-name), determines whether backup tape duplexing is done by CA View. To STOP duplexing, you would need to remove the (unit2-name) specification from the appropriate STORGRPn definition(s), then recycle the SARSTC task.


2. How do we delete CA View's knowledge of existing DUPLEX tapes and free up those tapes?

Answer:

- Once DUPLEXING is turned off, you can then run the SARPAC process against all of your PRIMARY backup tapes.
- When the data is SARPAC'ed to a NEW primary, CA View knows that it no longer needs the DUPLEX copy.
- Execution of the next standard backup cycle following the SARPAC process will actually delete the DUPLEX pointer records out of the database. And the tapes associated to the DUPLEX copy will be freed up for scratch.

Additional Information

Link to: SARINIT STORGRPn parameter documentation