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Data Relocation of Meta Data and Selected Files From One Tape to Another

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028577D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-21

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The process associated to relocation of data from one tape to another tape involves a few tasks. First, to ensure all datasets/tapes associated to a particular tape chain are included. There are four types of tape data - single dataset/single tape, multi dataset/single tape, single dataset/multi tape and multi dataset/multi tape. Second, relocate such data, and, third, apply the updates associated to the original tape(s)/datasets(s) to the newly relocated tape(s)/datasets(s) in the environments tape management system. If any of these three tasks are not followed, data loss can occur.