CA View - What SARINIT Parameter to Use to First Mount Duplex Tapes?

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Article ID: 209771

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Issue/Introduction

We moved to new tape libraries a few months ago with both primary and duplex tapes. It appears we accidently had them switched where the primary is the vault tape and the duplex tape is the floor tape.

Will SARINIT EASTDPLX=YES cause duplex tapes to be read first?

Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : CA View

Resolution

To have View mount duplex tapes before mounting primary tapes, it would be best to set SARINIT DRTAPE=DUPLEX, so that reports are accessed on a duplex tape. 

This would go along with having the EASTDPLX=NO. 

The best procedure would be to correct the STORGRPn esoterics and to run SARPAC. 

After running SARINIT to change the esoterics, the corresponding SARSTC task should be recycled.  

First, run the SARPAC REPORT, to see all what tapes would be affected:

//XXXXXXXX JOB ...                                                   
//SARPAC   EXEC PGM=SARPAC,PARM='VIEW_HLQ,REPORT' <=== MODIFY DB NAME
//STEPLIB  DD  DISP=SHR,DSN=VIEW.CVDELOAD     <=== MODIFY, IF USED   
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*                                              
//SYSUDUMP DD  SYSOUT=*                                              
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY                                                 
//                                                                   

Then, run SARPAC, with tapes in bunches:

//XXXXXXXX JOB ...                                                   
//SARPAC   EXEC PGM=SARPAC,PARM='VIEW_HLQ'  <=== MODIFY DB NAME
//STEPLIB  DD  DISP=SHR,DSN=VIEW.CVDELOAD     <=== MODIFY, IF USED   
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*                                              
//SYSUDUMP DD  SYSOUT=*                                              
//SYSIN    DD  *                                                     
TAPESEQ=nnnnn-nnnnn
/*                                                                   
//                                                                   

  where "nnnnn" is the tape sequence number (....SARTAPE.T00nnnnn). 

At the next View backup, View will uncatalog both the primary and duplex tapes.