Verify Tape Catalog

SARTCHK verifies that every active tape in the database is still cataloged under MVS. The tape management scratch and clean utility (SARTCHK) must be added at the end of your tape management system's scratch and clean procedure.
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SARTCHK verifies that every active tape in the database is still cataloged under MVS. The tape management scratch and clean utility (SARTCHK) must be added at the end of your tape management system's scratch and clean procedure.
If any tapes have been uncataloged, a list of the missing tapes is generated, and a condition code of 16 is set. This code indicates that your tape management system has scratched tapes still required by CA View. The tape librarian can use this report to prevent the tapes from being overwritten, and data being lost.
Code one step for each database to be checked.
Job Control Statements
Sample execution JCL can be found in member HAEXTCHK in your CVDEJCL data set.
These job control statements are necessary to execute SARTCHK.
  • JOB
    Initiates the job.
  • EXEC
    Specifies the program name (PGM=SARTCHK) and the high-level name of the database as the PARM parameter (PARM='VIEW.SYSTEM1').
  • STEPLIB DD
    Defines the load library containing SARTCHK.
    If the program resides in a linklist library, omit this statement.
  • SYSPRINT DD
    Defines the sequential output data set (normally SYSOUT) into which the listing of uncataloged tapes is written.
    If the data set is not a SYSOUT data set, DCB=BLKSIZE=nnn must be coded, where nnn is a multiple of 133.
  • SYSUDUMP
    Defines a file for MVS dump output.