SCSI Tape to TAP utility

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Sun Aug 9 13:27:55 CDT 2015

If you had a tape master file then typically that had the same dataset name on the master in and out....


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> Subject: Re: SCSI Tape to TAP utility
> On 08/09/2015 10:45 AM, Jay Jaeger wrote:
> > Seems dangerous to me: duplicate data set names on different tapes
> > would confuse it (plus, if the DSN is long, the entire DSN does not
> > actually appear in the tape label).  I worked with OS/360 and MVS in
> > my career and we never did anything like that with it.
> So you'd trust your job to a 9-5 operator who really didn't care what the
> machine was doing to make tape assignments?
> Wow.  Good thing that tapes have write-enable rings.
> --Chuck

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