Here is an example of this report....
5722BR1 V5R2M0 020906 Media Volume Statistics Report 5/17/05 11:00:06 Page Volume Media Creation Expiration Bytes Bytes Current Bytes Maximum Bytes Serial Class Date Date Uses Read Written on Volume on Volume E00000 FMT3590E 5/31/04 5/31/05 70 13,920 2,268,613,754,624 90,605,130,496 92,474,152,320 E00001 FMT3590E 1/06/04 11/26/04 * 61 4,037,991,904 1,069,081,284,352 0 92,853,675,648 E00002 FMT3590E 1/04/05 11/18/05 79 99,127,552 1,269,255,537,024 1,915,493,504 84,750,963,008
This report can be found on the "Reports" menu which is Option 12 from the BRMS Main menu.
There is also an SST process that shows you lifetime volume statistics,including write and read errors:
On a V5R2 system:
1. Start SST
2. Sign on with an appropriate user ID
3. Take "Option 1. Start a service tool" from the "System Service Tools (SST)" menu.
4. Take "Option 1. Product activity log"
5. Take "Option 4. Work with removable media lifetime statistics" ... and then follow the prompts to select your kind of media.
When you hit enter, you will then see a display similar to this:
Work with Lifetime Statistics Removable media . . . . . . : Self-configured tape device and 1/4 inch cartridge tape Type options, press Enter. 4=Delete entry 6=Print entry Volume ---Temporary Errors--- --------K Bytes------- Option ID Read Write Read Written >> E00291 0 2040 95045 1683138595 E00007 0 129 505 1024630191 E00070 0 36 186319 671844522 E00133 0 35 413 855645808 E00110 0 29 505 1054598996 E00264 0 79 145176755 3373697680
Using the BRMS report and the SST display should provide you with the information you are looking for.
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC
Visit the ITKnowledge Exchange and get answers to your backup & recovery questions fast.
Search400.com's targeted search engine: Get relevant information on backup & recovery.
Check out this Search400.com Featured Topic on 30 backup/recovery tips in 30 minutes .
Dig Deeper on Data backup, storage and retrieval on iSeries
Related Q&A from Ken Graap
IBM's iSeries Backup and Recovery manual answers many questions related to system backup and disaster recovery. Continue Reading
The BRMS Network feature allows a BRMS system to connect to other BRMS systems via a network, and enables a user to consolidate media such as backup ... Continue Reading
The only option to correct damage preventing file journaling is to use the RCLSTG command. Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.