SCSI Tape to TAP utility

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Mon Aug 10 10:39:53 CDT 2015

On 8/9/2015 7:57 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> On 08/09/2015 03:03 PM, Jay Jaeger wrote:

> I'd pretty much left the 360 world after DOS/360 (that really dates me),
> so I couldn't comment--except that I never trusted an operator to mount
> tapes, if I could do anything about it.   A lot of the tapes came from
> customers who supplied them to demonstrate a problem.  Losing one meant
> a lot of apologies and begging.

Isn't that what removed write rings were for?  ;)

> Much of my big-iron days were spent in operating system work, so I
> needed the machine all to myself in any case---you know,
> middle-of-the-night block time, after the CEs were through.  Build a
> tape, deadstart it, watch the machine crash, get a dump, punch some
> cards, lather, rinse, repeat. Come home to grab a shower and dinner and
> be back in time for the 9AM status meeting.

Been there, done that, though not with OS/360 - but with VMS.

> Those years have affected my sleep habits all the way to my "golden
> years".  They didn't do much for my social life either.
> --Chuck



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