01-01-1995, 02:00 AM
Hello All, I am working with an As/400 620 running OS/400 V4R3. This system uses an attached IBM Magstar MP 3570 media device for backups. I would like to duplicate 3 month-end backups from 6/99, 12/99, and 6/00. Is there an equivalent command in CL that performs like the DOS 'DISKCOPY' command ?????? That is, a command that will let you put in the first cartridge, and then, will ask you for a second cartridge, in which case, it will then write back the data from the first cartridge, to the second cartridge. We do not have 2 drives, (TAP01 and TAP02, which is what I believe the 'DUPTAP' CL command needs), only device description TAP01. Is it possible to use the single IBM Magstar MP 3570 cartridge drive to dupicate 2 cartridges from the single drive ?????? I have never seen anyone perform that function with that type of drive before. If there is not a CL command tha twill act like the DOS 'DISKCOPY' command, my next possible solution is to use the RSTLIB, and SAVLIB CL commands, or, restore to the DASD, and then, save the data back to a new cartridge. Is this approach good ?????? Would there be any better alternatives ?????? Any advice would be extremly welcome !!!!!! Also, when using the IBM Magstar MP 3570 cartridge drive, (attempting to display a cartridge, initialize a cartridge, save to a cartridge, or restore from a cartridge), I am getting this error message - Message ID - CPI5922 - Device description TAP01 is not usable at this time. I did IPL the system twice, (Restart *yes and Restart *no), and still had the same error message. I worked through the ANZPRB, which was suggesting a possible problem with the Magstar MP media device. In this case, would another possible solution be to delete the TAP01 device description, and then re-create it, (using DLTDEVD DEV(TAP01), and CRTDEVD DEV(TAP01)). Has anyone seen this problem before ?????? Again, any advice would be greatly appreciated !!!!!! Thanks In Advance. Robert.