How do I force a CA View backup to be written to a new tape volume?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

How do I force a CA View backup to be written to a new tape volume?

 

Environment:
Z/os
Resolution:

If View started task (SARSTC) is already started, you can use the following operator commands to initiate a tape backup

F SARSTC,NEW

OR

F SARSTC,INEW

where -
NEW Specifies that the new tape generation resides on a new tape and

INEW Specifies that an interim backup cycle is initiated. The archival generation number is not incremented; however, this backup resides on a new tape.

If View started task (SARSTC) is not started, you can use the following operator commands to start SARSTC and initiate a tape backup at the same time

S SARSTC,OPT=NEW

OR

S SARSTC,OPT=INEW

where
OPT=NEW Specifies that the archival task initiates its backup cycle immediately following initialization and before archiving any SYSOUT. The new tape generation resides on a new tape.

OPT=INEW Specifies that the archival task initiates an interim backup cycle immediately following initialization and before archiving any SYSOUT. The archival generation number is not incremented; however, this backup resides on a new tape.

 

The number of generations written to a tape volume is set by the initialization parameter STORGRP0, where the maxgent-value sets the maximum number of generations that can be written to one tape volume. The minimum value is 1. The maximum value is 65535. The default is 10. So if you would like each new generation written to a new tape, set  maxgent-value to 1. 

 

Additional Information:

For more information on the section Initialization Parameters in https://docops.ca.com/