Message "SARPAC02 EXPANDED RETENTION WAS NEVER INITIALIZED" was received when attempting to run SARPAC to convert to new tape media. What does a SARPAC02 message indicate?
The SARPAC02 message indicates that the EROOPT SARINIT parameter is set to EROOPT=NO while attempting to run a SARPAC tape consolidation utility. The SARPAC utility does require that the ERO option be active. The ERO option is a separately licensed option of CA View and does require a separate LMP key.
If you need to use SARPAC to convert tapes you will need to set EROOPT to YES and at the same time set PRETAIN to INIT to keep report retention under NGEND/NGENT. You should also set PTHRESH=100 to ensure all tapes are included for consolidation.
//STEP1 EXEC PGM=SARINIT
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN DD *
NOTE: If you set EROOPT=YES and run SARPAC without the ERO option, you will receive LMP error messages indicating the LMP key is missing. However, the utility will run and consolidate the tapes. You can attempt to acquire a temporary key by contacting the licensing department at 1-800-CALL-CAI.
As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA View if you have further questions.