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  • 1.  Tape to Tape copy

    Posted 07-18-2016 03:50 PM

    Simple enough question.. tape to tape copy.. one(1) tape 44 files on it just need to make a backup copy.  

    I am going to do a simple Single volume TAPE TO TAPE COPY to create a backup tape.

    The documentation indicates there are 2 methods TDYNCOPY & DYNCOPY.

    Q1. Is there a difference in the way the output tape is created if DYNCOPY is used instead of TDYNCOPY?

    Q2. Can I just use DYNCOPY... and specify one input and one output and use the COPY function?

            Will that copy all the files from one tape to the other?

     

    Or do I have to define every input file on the tape And specify DYNCOPY COPY, FILES=xx

     

    Again my apologies for the basic question.



  • 2.  Re: Tape to Tape copy

    Posted 07-18-2016 04:24 PM

    Hi Mnat,

     

    Where do you intend to run the TDYNCOPY or DYNCOPY, I assume on a VSE system?

     

    Are you planning to copy tapes created on VM or VSE?

     

    JR Imler

    VM Level2 Support



  • 3.  Re: Tape to Tape copy

    Posted 07-18-2016 05:19 PM

    Hi JR,

    These tapes are VSE files, monthly backups of prod Data…etc

    Not VM

     

    Thanks

     

    Nick Mattera

     

    Nicholas_Mattera@genpt.com<mailto:Nicholas_Mattera@genpt.com>



  • 4.  Re: Tape to Tape copy
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    Posted 07-19-2016 03:27 PM

    Q1. Is there a difference in the way the output tape is created if DYNCOPY is used instead of TDYNCOPY?

     

    NO

    Q2. Can I just use DYNCOPY... and specify one input and one output and use the COPY function?

            Will that copy all the files from one tape to the other?

     

    Or do I have to define every input file on the tape And specify DYNCOPY COPY, FILES=xx

     

    Yes,  you have to have a TLBL for EACH input file to be copied and specify the number of files to be copied with FILES=nnn