VSAM to Tape (option 4.2.6)

VSAM to Tape copies all or selected records from a VSAM data set to tape. Bypass label processing (BLP) is recommended for this option.

You can specify the number of records to skip from the beginning of the input data set, or the key or slot value to start processing. You can also specify the output record format and block size.

If you used Tape to VSAM to copy a multifile tape to a single VSAM ESDS (tape image file), you can use VSAM to Tape to copy the file back to tape. The resulting tape is an exact copy of the original tape. See Copying tape data across a network.

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