Can CA Datacom BACKUP tapes be copied with non-Datacom utilities?

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Article ID: 206606

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Products

CA DATACOM - AD CA Datacom/DB CA Datacom/AD CA Datacom

Issue/Introduction

Backups of CA Datacom files are created with DBUTLTY BACKUP function and going to virtual tapes.

Can these tapes be copied with non-Datacom utilities?

Environment

Release: All Releases

Component : CA Datacom/DB

Resolution

CA Datacom backup tapes are just normal sequential files so any non-Datacom utility can be used to copy them.

Each backup file being copied must still remain as separate files. Backup files cannot be concatenated together.