Tape to VSAM (option 4.2.4)

Tape to VSAM (option 4.2.4) copies all or selected tape records to a VSAM data set. Use VSAM to Tape (option 4.2.6) to restore the file to tape.

You can specify the number of records to skip from the beginning of the file and the number of records to copy (see Specifying the number of tape files to process).

You can also use Tape to VSAM to convert a multiple-file tape into a single VSAM ESDS (tape image file), which can be distributed across a network. Specify a number of files other than one, but no tape file ID or start position. See Copying tape data across a network.

For further information, refer to the online help or TV (Tape to VSAM).