CA 1 Tape management - IECTMS3 NOTSCR32 NS32 - temporary file - WORK TAPE - IBM VTS CTSSYNC

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Article ID: 195334

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Products

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

Issue/Introduction

Temporary ** WORK TAPE ** datasets on tape are in Scratch status before, during and after use in IBM VTS:

Work tape was created on day1.

2 days later a job  ran requesting a scratch and the same tape was mounted . The job abended IECTMS3 NOTSCR32

IECTMS3 NOTSCR32 - from BROADCOM - (The volume record in the TMC has an expiration date in the future, or the scratch indicator is not on)



Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : CA 1 Tape Management

Resolution

For IBM Virtual Tape Server (VTS) we recommend you have
WRKFLS=NO -- Set in TMOOPTxx member of CTAPOPTN. This causes CA 1 to assign a 1-day retention to all work files.

Otherwise the default retention of 5 days is assigned 

Additional Information

Please see the following link for more details on this:  
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-1-tape-management-system/14-0/administrating/automated-tape-libraries-and-virtual-tape-support/ibm-virtual-tape-server-vts.html

Also for more information on the CA 1 options:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-1-tape-management-system/14-0/programming/options-summary/tmooptxx-options-table.html