Post by Mike Stramba ***@gmail.com [hercules-390] Post by Ivan Warren ***@vmfacility.fr [hercules-390]
Unfortunately, the hercules VMFPLC2 utility only works the other way
around (it is designed to create VMFPLC2 tapes from host files), but it
won't read VMFPLC2 tape files and certainly won't write files to CMS
I've used the VMFPLC2 command in the vmR6 sixpack to read / write tapes.
What kind of tapes are those ?
I was talking about the vmfplc2 utility that is part of hercules that
can be run on the host (not the VMFPLC2 MODULE on a guest VM system).
PS : You are going to have problems by loading z/VM 5 VMFPLC2 tape unto
a VM/370 system - and use those on a z/VM 5 system.. VM/370 uses a
completely different CMS Filesystem than z/VM 5.
VM/370 CMS exclusively uses a 800 Byte/Block system with a limitation of
64K Records per file.. Starting with VM/SP, the EDF system was
introduced using 512/1024/2048/4096 Bytes/Block system and 2G Records
limitation. At a certain point (Probably around VM/ESA), IBM dropped the
original 800 Bytes/Block system for CMS and those minidisk can no longer
be used (read or written).
The solution lies elsewhere (z/VM 5.3 eval system maybe - but this
requires some intricate fiddling)
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