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I have several tapes that my TSM server does not acknowledge. I have ran audit, checkin, queried vol and queried drm and the tapes do not show up.
What command should/can I use to re-use these tapes or at least see what was on them.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi,
you can use tapeutil to examine the tape.
Free a tape device from TSM (vary offline) and mount your tape manually.
Open the device (tapeutil option 1) and try to read files (tapeutil option 37).
The fist records form an EBCDIC label. Try to find out more by reading he tape further.
Also look at the other tapeutil options.
To make the tape usable for TSM, we will need some more info.
To begin -
What are the results of 'q vol [volid]' and q libvol [lib] [volid]' ?
wmp
 
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by:Uther1968
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Output from q vol & q drm show the same message:
tsm: NSM>q vol c01446
ANR2034E QUERY VOLUME: No match found using this criteria.
ANS8001I Return code 11.

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q libvol?
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by:Uther1968
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When I "q libvol" (good call by the way) the serial number is not listed.

tsm: TSM>q libvol 3584 c01446
ANR2034E QUERY LIBVOLUME: No match found using this criteria.
ANS8001I Return code 11.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Only to be sure - the TSM name of your library is actually 3584?
Next step would be to try to checkin -
- verify that the tape is in the library and that the lib knows about it (I'm not familiar with 3584 - is there some kind of inventory listing/database query as in 3494?)
- if not - perform an 'reinventory' of the lib and see whether it helped
- if yes -
checkin libvol 3584 c01446 stat=priv
what are the results?
 
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Notice -
you can run an 'audit library 3584' before 'ckeckin' to synchronize TSM and the lib. This step is generally not needed, but who knows ...
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