CTC7303R error message on FILESEQ 2 of tape

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Article ID: 192357

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Products

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

Issue/Introduction

When running Copycat to copy multiple files from one tape to another, the allocation for the second input file is not being handled correctly.  You may receive the CTC7305A message (CTC7305A Unit currently in use - xxx)    followed by the CTC7303R message (CTC7303R Reply 'retry', 'wait', 'abend', or 'bypass').  Follow up to: https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=8891

Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : CA 1 Tape Management Copycat Utility

Resolution

Check your ACS routines and make sure that Copycat is allowed to request a specific drive during allocation.  If the allocation is passed to another product the actual allocation may go to another device causing this type of problem. To bypass the other OEM products that could be changing the allocation add the appropriate DD to your COPYCAT job and rerun 

Here is a list of some common products and the appropriate DD:

CA Allocate:
//VDSBYPAS DD DUMMY   

As a note CA-Allocate can be customized as to the DDNAME that causes CA-Allocate to be disabled for a particular step. Please look at the CA Allocate VKGPARMS member and look what the PLSBYPAS entry is set to. If different than VDSBYPAS then set the DD accordingly.

Stop-X37:
//X37IGN    DD  DUMMY    

BMC ProSMS:
//PROIGN   DD  DUMMY  

IBM Tivoli Advanced Allocation Manager:
//AOBYPASS DD DUMMY 

DTS Software ACC and SRC:
//ACCIGN   DD  DUMMY