VM:Tape shows VM:Backup RESERVE tapes and no VMBACKUP jobs are running.

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Article ID: 51294

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Products

CA VM:Backup for z/VM CA VM:Backup High-Speed Disaster Recovery Option (HiDRO) CA Mainframe VM Product Manager CA VM:Manager Suite for Linux on System z CA VM:Manager Suite for z/VM VM SUITE CA VM:Tape for z/VM

Issue/Introduction

Description:

Mounts were going into allocation pending and noticed that VM:Tape had drives RESERVED for VMBACKUP but no jobs were running.

Solution:

There are two different methods you can use to resolve this:

Issue VMTAPE DRAIN and START commands to free the drives.

VMTAPE DRAIN raddr
VMTAPE START raddr

If multiple drives are in a RESERVE status, each command above can have a string of addresses separated by a space.

Another method is to issue VMTAPE RELEASE DRIVE * from the VMBACKUP console.

Environment

Release: VMBKUP00400-3.4-VM:Backup
Component: