Restore System 38 file to iSeries V5R3

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I've been trying to restore a file from our old system. The backup was taken by reel tape then migrated to another media format (e.g. 3590) now I am trying to restore the file, unfortunately I cannot. What command should I use to restore? Screenshot from DISPLAY TAPE                     File       Block   Recg  Record  Block   File        Mvol  Mvol        Date      Expiration  System  Data File Label    Sequence   Format  Tech  Length  Length  Length      Ind   Sequence    Created   Date        Where Created    DEC86              0000000009 *FB           00308   003080  0000001111        0000000001  08/24/87  *NONE       IBM SYSTEM/38 Thank you.

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You do not say why you cannot restore it

what commands have you used?

what error messages are being issued?
what does the help text on the messages tell you?

Presumably your system can physically access the file, to get the data in the question

the start point for me would be rstobj and quote the device name, (tape drive)

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  • Jedlasquite
    I used the command rstobj but unfortunately I don't know the library of the file. How would I do this?
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  • CharlieBrowne
    So how did you migrate the original reel? Was that just done now or a long time ago?
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  • Batman47
    Display the tape (DSPTAP command) and it will show you the library it was saved from.
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  • TomLiotta
    Screenshot from DISPLAY TAPE Is that from DSPTAP DATA(*LABELS) or from DSPTAP DATA(*SAVRST)? Try displaying save/restore data. Tom
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  • Jedlasquite
    @CharlieBrowne So how did you migrate the original reel? - We used DUPTAP command, migrating reel tape to another media Was that just done now or a long time ago? - migration was done long ago @Batman47 This was the output from display tape Screenshot from DISPLAY TAPE File Block Recg Record Block File Mvol Mvol Date Expiration System Data File Label Sequence Format Tech Length Length Length Ind Sequence Created Date Where Created DEC86 0000000009 *FB 00308 003080 0000001111 0000000001 08/24/87 *NONE IBM SYSTEM/38 @TomLiotta This was from *LABELS from *SAVRST 5722SS1 V5R3M0 040528 File Information 6/02/11 15:12:16 Volume ID . . . . . : BSP374 Expiration date . . : 01/01/00 File sequence . . . : 9 File label ID . . . : DEC86 Not a save/restore file Thank you
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  • TomLiotta
    Not a save/restore file Well, you can't "restore" from that tape. Is it certain that this was 'saved' to tape rather than simply 'copied' to tape? The file looks like it has a record length of 308 and was copied with a block size of 3080. I'd probably just try CPYFRMTAP into a file created with RCDLEN(308) to see what the record images look like. Once on your AS/400, it might be reasonable to create a record format that handles whatever the records look like, then use CPYF FMTOPT(*NONE) or FMTOPT(*NOCHK) into the new record format file. Tom
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  • Jedlasquite
    Thanks Tom will try this recommendation.
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  • Jedlasquite
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