We have concerns that the View backup tapes are not being retained for the proper length of time, to match the ERO retention periods defined on some reports.
How can we identify the correct retention length for the tapes?
We run a weekly SARPAC job, to consolidate the tapes.
How does the View backup process execute?
My current understanding is that reports are backed up to tape during the standard backup cycle.
Release : 14.0
The customer had SARINIT setting of EXPDT=99000, which means that the View tapes are under catalog control, and they will not expire until there are no active reports remaining on the tape.
Based on the SARINIT DAYS=xxxxxxx and TIME=hhmm parameters, periodic automatic View standard report backups will run.
For an interim backup, set SARINIT NBACKUP=n.