This question is to Storage Management people.
Can any one please help me in the process to restore data from a Scratch Tape Volume.
This tape is a physical tape and currently in scratch status and never been re-written.
I have to ask first, is this a backup copy of a DASD dataset?
is this a ADRDSSU backup or FDR or CA-DISK back of a volume that contains the dataset?
I've had some success restoring data from a backup that was in scratch status (CA-1 and CA-TLMS) and once an FDR backup.
if the data you need is needed to retain on tape you can copy to another tape using the copy utility of your choice either way tape or dasd, you'll need to supply a VALID UNIT, VOLSER and LABEL for the scratch tape (INPUT) and for CA-1 or TLMS possibly EXPDT=98000.