View - Test View SARSTC attempted to uncatalog a production database tape

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Article ID: 224799

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CA View

Issue/Introduction

I am upgrading View from v12.2 to v14.0, so I created a test database and test SARSTC for the testing, from an existing production database.

What I noticed is, when I started the test SARSTC task, it attempted to uncatalog a tape dataset from the production database:

ICH408I USER(VIEWSTC ) GROUP(STCGRP  ) NAME(CA VIEW SANDBOX STC )  
  VIEW.SYSTEM1.SARTAPE.T0002059 CL(DATASET ) VOL(AA9999)          
  INSUFFICIENT ACCESS AUTHORITY                                    
  FROM VIEW.VXS2%%%%.SARTAPE.T*.** (G)                             
  ACCESS INTENT(ALTER  )  ACCESS ALLOWED(READ   )          

Will this tape get successfully uncataloged/deleted when the next PROD backup happens?
Will there be any issue with respect to the PROD database?

Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : CA View

Resolution

The client, unadvisedly, copied a production database as the basis for a test database.

In running the SARSTC task and running a backup, the test database wanted to expire a tape it owned in tandem with the production database, but security did not allow it to do so.

Do NOT, under any circumstance, copy a valid, active database to another database, as both databases would own the same tapes and, as in this case, the test database could expire a tape owned by the production database.