How to recover lost VMTAPE AUDIT file

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Article ID: 197069

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Products

CA VM:Tape for z/VM

Issue/Introduction

The VM:Tape audit file has been lost and there is no backup; but the CMS TMC is still OK and functional.

QUESTION: Is it OK for me to simply run VMTBUILD to create a new audit file: (VMTBUILD AUDIT (PRINT   

I would then restart VMTAPE with the existing CMS TMC and the newly created Audit file.

Environment

Release : 2.0

Component : CA VM:Tape for zVM

Resolution

Yes, run VMTBUILD AUDIT to create a new audit file. AUDIT specifies that an Audit file is to be created.

Additional Information

VMTBUILD is documented in the VMTAPE Admin guide at:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/traditional-management/ca-vm-tape-for-z-vm/2-0/administrators/utility-reference/vmtbuild-utility-cms-tmcs-only.html