Erase Tape (option 4.13)

When you select Erase Tape, the Erase Tape panel shown in Figure 1 is displayed. This panel allows you to erase a tape from the current position until end-of-tape (EOT).
Figure 1. Erase Tape panel
 Process   Options   Help
 File Manager                      Erase Tape

 Tapes:  No tapes allocated

    DDNAME to use ._________     enter new name, or select one from above
    Tape mode . . .__            optional recording mode or density code

 Command ===> ___________________________________________________________________
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=CRetriev  F7=Backward  F8=Forward
  F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel

Erase Tape:

  1. Writes two tape marks at the current tape position
  2. Erases the remaining tape data to the end of the tape (data security erase)
  3. Rewinds the tape

Erase Tape can be used only with tape units that support the data security erase I/O command code, such as the IBM® 3400 series.

For more information, refer to the online help or ERT (Erase Tape).