How to find media information when BRMS is not used?

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Hi Everyone,

I have worked previously with BRMS to find the tape details and backup info.Now, in my present organisation they have a system which do not have BRMS in it. I need to find the details of all the objects saved in a perticular tape. For checking the tape , a program is written into the system,which runs everynight. But, I do not authority to check the program details. I just wanted to know how will I be efficiently able to know about the following:-

1-tape volumes and other operations without having BRMS.

2- Initialising tape volumes.

3- Knowing which all objects have been backed up inĀ  a perticular volume.

Any suggestion or recomendation is ost welcome. Thanks in Advance.



Software/Hardware used:
V5R4M0, Tape drive - 3580- NEW LT03 Tape drive.
ASKED: February 18, 2010  8:59 AM
UPDATED: February 18, 2010  9:13 PM

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The easiest to to use the OUTFILE parameter on the SAV* commands to output to a file. The file can then be “queried” using CPYF, DSPPFM, STRSQL, or 3rd party utility. Keep in mind, as you expire volumes, you’ll want to also delete the information in this file. I didnot provide you a lot of details, but the concepts should work. All this can be accomplished using the commands provided with OS/400, i5/OS.

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  • mcl
    2. Initializing - well, you have a single tape drive (3580). Use the INZTAP command. You need to know the name of the tape drive - probably TAP01 - but if not you'll need to GO HARDWARE and use option 4 - (Storage resources). Fine the tape drive resource - the name may NOT be the same as the device name and then use the option to work with the configuration descriptions to find the device name. Check the help on the command for the other parameters. 3. The WRKOBJ command will tell you the last time an object was saved and the tape volume. Use BWEYER's suggestion of generating that information when the save is done and build your own database. Regards Mike
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