Are There Any Alternatives to Copying CA View Tapes That can be Used in Place of SARPAC?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Are there any alternatives, to copying CA View tapes, that can be used in place of SARPAC? 

Environment:
CA View - All Releases
Answer:

For moving reports to new media, there is no alternative to SARPAC.

SARTCP is run outside of CA View, and is only to be used for the mapping of a tape or for the copying of a tape (duplex to new primary, primary to new duplex) in the event that there is a physical problem with a tape.

SARPAC, for its longer running time, is more than just a means to move reports from one tape to another, as there are efficiencies at work that will ensure that any output tapes will contain only active reports.