How to turn off tape backup processing temporarily

Document ID : KB000012059
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

We are replacing our virtual tape hardware and need an outage window with no tape processing.  

How to turn off tape backup processing temporarily?

Answer:

If you do not want to use tape, use the following: 
SARINIT: DAYS=NNNNNNN 
TBACKUP=NO 
TAPECLSL= 
TAPEOPT=3480,HARD,NOSOFT 
MOUNT=NO 

RMOPARMS: ARCHn=c/d/f/m/p - where "m" (for media) is not "T" 
. If EAS is used, bring down all EAS tasks. 
. If the same esoteric is going to be used (SARINIT STORGRPn), no changes. 
. If another media is used, use SARPAC to move reports to new media. 

For VIEW I would simply run a job like this: 
//INIT EXEC PGM=SARINIT,REGION=4M 
//STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=SYSP.SARJCL.LOADLIB 
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* 
//SYSIN DD * 
NAME=SYSP.SARJCL 
DAYS=NNNNNNN 
TBACKUP=NO 
MOUNT=NO 
/*