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Finding initialization information for LTO tapes in AS/400

How to find the initialization information for LTO tapes in AS/400 may not be possible without the job log of the job that performed the INZTAP command.

How can I know what the last initialize time of the LTO tape was in AS400? The data in a tape lost, and I want to know when someone initialized this tape.
When a tape is initialized message CPC6771 is returned with a date and time stamp along with the volume ID, but this message isn't sent to the history log (or QSYSOPR message queue).

If you don't have the job log of the job that performed the INZTAP command you won't know when it was initialized or who issued the command.

Initialization information isn't stored in the tape header either… and I can't think of anywhere else this information is stored.

So I guess you are out of luck on this one…

This was last published in April 2008

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