Expired AS/400 backup tape

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AS/400 backup
Tape backup
If a backup tape is expired, does it still contain data?  If so, how can you restore or recover the data?  Thanks in advance for your help.

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The expiration date on a tape is only used when you are trying to write to it.
If it is passed the expire date, it will write over without give a warning message.
This date has nothing to do with reading / restoring from the tape.

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  • AnchorS
    If you are using BRMS, you might experience the BRMS data base being cleared, but you can still restore manually. Charlie is correct, the actual data on the tape will still be there, even if the BRMS data base has been cleared.
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  • pdraebel
    As long as the tape has not been overwritten(another SAVE) or the labels been erased (INZTAP) you will still be able to get data from the tape. As for BRMS you can change soem setting that tape inventory will not be erased untill the tape is reused. You will have to check the different policies to,find out where to change this setting.
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  • IS Questions
    Thank you to all.
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