Rename a tape



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Rename a tape

Postby Bharathi » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:30 pm

I want to rename a tape name can this be done by the utility IEHINITT which is used for initializing a tape.
So when I initilaze a tape again will it rename the tape name.


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Re: Rename a tape

Postby NicC » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:19 pm

Do you mean give it a new volser or rename the dataset on the tape?
If giving it a new volser then your operations people should do that and I suspect you would lose any data on the tape although there may be means of recovering it.
If renaming the dataset then this can be done by copying the tape to another.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Rename a tape

Postby Bharathi » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:53 pm

Thank you Nic for your promt reply

I meant the new volser. So can we rename a volser of a tape using IEHINITT utility?, it does'nt matter if we lose the data.
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Re: Rename a tape

Postby Bill Dennis » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:50 pm

IEHINITT will assign a new volser. If you have a tape management system, it may have a special init utility pgm to use to coordinate physical volumes with the tape database.
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