This BRARCHIVE command option initializes tape volumes.

Input syntax: -i|-initialize [force|show]

Default value: no initialization.

Use this option to initialize SAP volumes (tapes) or non-SAP volumes. Only tapes of this type can be used for archiving with BRARCHIVE. See Volume Management.

If you specify the option -i to initialize volumes (and -v has not been specified), BRARCHIVE initializes the volumes specified in volume_archive.

See -i|-initialize.