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CA 1 Tape Management - TMSCLEAN utiliity doesn't mark my tape as scratch

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Article ID: 189831

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Products

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

Issue/Introduction

TMSCLEAN has been run but the tape volume records are still marked as not scratch even though the expiry date (EXPDT field)  for the dataset has passed and the dataset is no longer catalogued in the OS Catalog 

Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : CA 1 Tape Management

Cause

OUTCODE field on the volume record contained a value indicating the tape was marked as 'vaulted ' or offsite.

Resolution

A volume is considered eligible for scratch if the expiration date for File 1 is less than or equal to the execution date and the OUTCODE field contains hexadecimal zeros or a blank in the first position (but not (blank)LIB).

As a fyi this information is documented at the following link:
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-1-tape-management-system/14-0/utilities-and-reports/tmsclean-utility-list-scratch-clean-and-scratch-inventory-volumes.html