Are there any known issues using the IBM TS7760 VTS with ZSTD Compression and Wrap Support for CA View SARTAPE or SARDPLX tapes?
Could I use copycat to copy the VIEW tape, and then try to read the "copycat" output to see if the data is accessible?
There are no known issues regarding CA View and IBM TS7760 VTS (ZSTD and Wrap).
View is, and has always been, hardware-independent, and works with virtual tape systems.
When moving View tape content from one media type to another, you would do the following:
. Change the SARINIT STORGRPn esoteric: STORGRPn=././nnnnn/unit-p,[unit-d]/,
. After running SARINIT, recycle the View started task (SARSTC)
. To migrate reports to new media, run SARPAC on groups of tapes (using the TAPESEQ=mmmmm-nnnnn statement).
COPYCAT cannot be used to copy any View tapes, as View tapes are of a proprietary format, and the locations of reports on the tape (Block IDs) would be lost in a copy.
The SARPAC function is recommended to be used, as SARPAC:
. Moves only active reports to the SARPAC output.
. Will fill a tape.