Expire a tape today

Document ID : KB000014485
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Is there a command that can be issued to set a tape to scratch from z/VM ?

Answer:

To expire a tape today, enter the following command: 

VMTAPE CATALOG volser RETPD 0 (ANYTAPE 

Next, issue command VMTAPE REFRESH to update the pointer and pick list files. 



Additional Information:

The VMTAPE CATALOG command will expire the tape making it available for SCRATCH selection.