SCSI Tape to TAP utility
cube1 at charter.net
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.
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