How do we copy a lot of tapes, possibly hundreds to another tape medium such as virtual tape?

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Products

CA Dynam for VSE CA Dynam VSE Option

Issue/Introduction

Am converting from physical tape to virtual tape. Is there a utility that can copy a large number of tapes at one time from the physical tape medium to the virtual medium to make it more timely and efficient?

Environment

VSE 6.+

Dynam for VSE 7.+

Resolution

There is no "mass copy" utility available within Dynam for VSE. You will be required to copy the tapes using DYNCOPY. 

Chapter 13: DYNCOPY−CA Dynam File Utility Program

Sample JCL can be found beginning on page 13-6

In addition, the IBM utility DITTO can also be utilized to copy a standard format tape.