Introduction to z/OS® Tape Management Systems
In most z/OS installations, disk storage (DASD) is the medium of choice for day-to-day production applications. However, for long-term storage, backup, archiving, and data integrity, including ransomware protection, tape datasets and tape drives play an equally important role. The management of tape files and volumes is quite different from that for disk, and the difference can be confusing to programmers new to z/OS.
Here's What You'll Learn:
- History of tape systems
- Unique challenges of SMS and non-SMS managed tape
- Similarities and differences among the major z/OS tape management systems
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