On an input to SARPAC, the client received a SARPAC05 message, accompanied by a SARTPI42 message.
The SARTPI42 message includes ERR=1708:
SARTPI42 TAPE ALLOCATION ERR=1708 INFO=0000 ...
SARTPI44 DUPLEX TAPE DOES NOT EXIST OR DOES NOT CONTAIN FILE ...
The ERR=1708 indicates that the tape is not in the catalog.
Note: In this particular instance, the client said that the tape in question no longer existed.
As the tape no longer exists, the client was advised to:
. Run function SARTSLST, using the following:
//XXXXXXXX JOB ...
//SARTSLST EXEC PGM=SARTSLST,PARM='view_hlq,nnnnn' <=== Modify DB name and Tape Seq
//STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=VIEW.CVDELOAD <=== Modify, if used
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSUDUMP DD SYSOUT=*
//CTLCARDS DD DSN=xxxxxx.xxxxxx.CTLCARDS,
. Review the CTLCARDS output.
. If the CTLCARDS output contains any /CHANGE cards, isolate them immediately and run them through the View program SARBCH.
. Run any remaining /DELETE cards through SARBCH.
. At the next View backup, following the run of the SARBCH /DELETEs, the tape will expire from the View database.