I am looking for a way out to re-use the filled tape which is private. I am sort of tapes wanted to reuse it, can anyone provide me the process how i can do it . I am using TSM below version Server Version 5, Release 5, Level 6.100.
If this tape still contains data you must move data to another location (disk or tape). After that tape will be empty and available for reuse.
Use TSM "move data" command.
Thank you so much for the response, but while running move data command i am getting below error.
tsm: ITSM01>move data kg5070l4 stg=diskpool_vmANR2233W This command will move all of the data stored on volume KG5070L4 toother volumes in storage pool DISKPOOL_VM; the data will be inaccessible tousers until the operation completes.Do you wish to proceed? (Yes (Y)/No (N)) yANR2411E MOVE DATA: Unable to access associated volume KG3853L4 - access modeis set to "unavailable".ANS8001I Return code 14.
Very surprising output from your side, I use to do it in the same way i was not updating the volume into reado, data movement was happening earlier.
Hello, I did a mistake.
The volume you shoul update is KG3853L4, not kg5070l4. It occurs because some date necessary to empty kg5070l4 is on KG3853L4.
Look at the error:
ANR2411E MOVE DATA: Unable to access associated volume KG3853L4 - access mode is set to "unavailable".
Point taken, thank you very much for the continuous response, I understand the point. why it's not moving the data.
Big thank you to you and Marcel ! You people are really genius.
Here is a handy select statement that can show you which tapes are reclaimable:
SELECT cast ((volume_name) as char(17)) as VolSer, cast ((devclass_name) as char(5)) as DevClass, cast ((stgpool_name) as char(17)) as storage_pool, pct_reclaim, pct_utilized, cast ((status) as char(9)) as status, cast ((access) as char(9)) as access FROM volumes WHERE devclass_name<>'DISK' ORDER BY pct_reclaim