Setting Up a Move Policy to Rotate Media

Starting at BRMS V5R4M0, it is possible to set up a move policy to allow media to rotate through the move policy sequences. To accomplish this, the move policy needs to have *RESET for the duration


Example

Move policy  . . . . . . . . . :  AAAA                                        
Home location  . . . . . . . . .  TAPMLB01     Name, *SYSPCY, *ORIGIN, F4 list
Use container  . . . . . . . . .  *NO          *YES, *NO                      
Verify moves . . . . . . . . . .  *NO          *YES, *NO                      
Calendar for working days  . . .  *ALLDAYS     Name, *ALLDAYS, F4 for list    
Calendar for move days . . . . .  *ALLDAYS     Name, *ALLDAYS, F4 for list    
Move marked for duplication . .   *NO          *NO, *YES                      
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                              
                                                                              
Type choices, press Enter.                                                    
                                                                              
  Seq    Location      Duration    Container Action                           
   10    VAULT         10                                          

   20    TAPMLB01      *RESET           


*RESET                                

  •  If a write is done to the media while in this location, the move pattern is reset to the first move sequence and the creation date of the media is set to the current date and time.                    
  •  If no writes are done to the media, the media stays in this location until it expires and then returns to the home location.              

                                       
 NOTES

  1. Move policy entries after a *RESET entry will not be used.    
  2. It is recommended the home location and the location having the duration of *RESET be the same location
  3. There is no help text for this option in release IBM i 7.1 and below.
  4. The following PTFs are required to use this function
  5. Move reports in releases 7.1 and below will not reflect the *RESET