CARTS-MediaConversion

Solve Your Tape Storage Problems

CARTS is a suite of z/OS software solutions that are designed to meet the unique challenges of maximizing your removable storage media utilization. When you put CARTS to work in your data center, you will see real cost savings and operational benefits. Using CARTS to manage your removable media will significantly reduce your need for additional tapes, racks and tape hardware.

  • OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
  • AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
    AT-A-GLANCE
  • FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
    FEATURES
  • RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
  • REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
  • SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS
    SUPPORTED ROBOTICS

OVERVIEW

CARTS-MediaConversion is an optional CARTS component that transfers datasets from one type of tape media to another. MediaConversion supports the full range of tape formats compatible with 3420, 3480, 3490, 3490E, 3494, or 3495 drives—even Optical 3480/3490s (for long term storage).

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You specify the location of the destination scratch tape through the use of esoteric device names or an SMS storage class. Using this technique, you can direct MediaConversion to transfer datasets to a scratch tape mounted on a robot at a remote location. Or, you can migrate your library of older non-compacted tapes to newer compacted tapes by selecting device esoterics that stack datasets on scratch tapes mounted on drives that supports compaction.

AT-A-GLANCE

  • Convert both single volume and multi-volume datasets.
  • Maintain the dataset's original statistics.
  • Migrate an entire tape library in a single job or in a series of smaller jobs.

FEATURES

  • Conversion
    Converts both single volume and multi-volume datasets.
  • Data transfer / media
    Transfers datasets stored on reel to cartridge tape.
  • Data transfer / track
    Transfers datasets between 18, 36, or 128-track tape.
  • Data migration
    Migrates tape volumes into and out of a virtual tape system (VTS).
  • Data transfer with compaction
    Transfers datasets on uncompacted volumes to volumes mounted on tape devices that support compaction.
  • Dataset property integrity
    Maintains a dataset's original parameters, including job accounting.
  • Dynamic TMC update
    Updates the TMS TMC with new volume information.
  • Large scale migration
    Provides Control file parameters to migrate an entire tape library with a single job or in series of smaller jobs.
  • Micro scale migration
    Provides options to stack single volume datasets on the output tape or simply duplicate the tapes without stacking.

RESOURCES

REQUIREMENTS

  • Mainframe:
    IBM z/Architecture and compatible
  • Operating System:
    MVS/ESA
    OS/390 2.10 or later
    z/OS 1.8 or later
  • Tape Device and Media Support:
    CARTS supports all tape devices that can operate with Computer Associate’s CA-1/TMS tape management including:
    • 3420 reel
    • 3480 cartridge
    • 3490 cartridge
    • 3490E cartridge
    • 3590 cartridge
    • Redwood SD-3 cartridge including all STK compatible media
  • Tape Management System and Subsystem Software:
    The following software must be fully operational on the systems that will run CARTS-TapeStacker for:
    • IBM DFSMSrmm
    • CA-Dynam/TLMS
    • CA-1/TMS
    • JES2 | All CARTS components support JES2. CARTS-MountEliminator requires Version 4.3 or higher.
    • JES3 | All CARTS components support JES3 except CARTS-MountEliminator.
    • TSO | CARTS requires Version 2 and above.
    • ISPF | CARTS requires Version 3 and above.
    • Vendor Tape Robot Software

SUPPORTED ROBOTICS

Tape Robotics

CARTS supports tape robots and their accompanying software from the following vendors:

  • StorageTek HSC
  • Memorex (SUTMYN) LMS
  • GRAU Bosch ATL