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Author OpenVMS 7.3-2 installation discs
rsimeon
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Posted on July 18 2008 12:02
Hello everybody!

Does anybody know where, or from whom could I obtain OpenVMS 7.3-2 installation disc? I own a licence and have a contract with HP for support, but HP's answer is that they have simply disconntinued sending out discs for that version. They are willing to send me the 8.3 version discs. Unfurtunately, the database software that we are running on VMS does not work on any openVMS version newer than 7.3-2. Any sugestions are appreciated. Please help!
Furter, is anybody aware of a way to make a copy of an openVMS installation disc?
Can it be done on a windows machine?
Most importantly, is there somebody out there willing to sell the original installation discs for OpenVMS 7.3-2?
Author RE: OpenVMS 7.3-2 installation discs
brad
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Posted on July 19 2008 12:18
rsimeon wrote:
Hello everybody!

Does anybody know where, or from whom could I obtain OpenVMS 7.3-2 installation disc? I own a licence and have a contract with HP for support, but HP's answer is that they have simply disconntinued sending out discs for that version. They are willing to send me the 8.3 version discs. Unfurtunately, the database software that we are running on VMS does not work on any openVMS version newer than 7.3-2. Any sugestions are appreciated. Please help!
Furter, is anybody aware of a way to make a copy of an openVMS installation disc?
Can it be done on a windows machine?
Most importantly, is there somebody out there willing to sell the original installation discs for OpenVMS 7.3-2?


This site used to sell V7.3-2 until recently; perhaps HobbyistOne has some leftovers?
http://www.turquoisewitch.com/~bradh
Author RE: OpenVMS 7.3-2 installation discs
malmberg
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Posted on November 30 2012 19:36
I see that this is an old post:

Non-privileged binary images built for 7.3-2 should just work on any later version of Alpha VMS.

It is considered routine to be able to run images from Alpha VMS 6.x to VMS 8.4 with no modifications.

There really should be nothing in a database product that prevents it from running on a newer version of VMS, unless they have put a test in their code.

VMS installation disks can be copied with tools that can make an exact copy of a disk.

One technique is to use the LD logical disk utility to make file with the disk image, and then binary copy the disk image to a PC. Some burner software requires that the disk image file have the extension ".iso" in order to burn it, even though it will not be in ".iso" format.
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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