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Correcting Tape Mount Errors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052794D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bittihoffer, JR [+details]

Abstract

Tape volumes (reels) are mounted by an operator onto a tape recorder pursuant to a message issued to the operator by a host CPU. Occasionally, an operator will mount the wrong tape volume. The operator may not be able to find the correct tape volume. This situation can be accommodated when data is to be recorded on a tape volume by the host selecting an alternate next-best tape volume for recording data.