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Author Duplicating OpenVMS 8.3-1H1 media
eortheain
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Posted on March 17 2009 15:10
What is the easiest way to copy an OpenVMS DVD? Can I use a straight DVD copy program, or is it more complicated than that?
Author RE: Duplicating OpenVMS 8.3-1H1 media
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Posted on March 18 2009 00:45
using VMS or a lesser platform?

Using VMS I would try

$ MOUNT/FOR dvddevicename
$ COPY dvddevicename openvms831h1.image
$ DISMOUNT dvddevicename
then as a check
$ LD CONNECT openvms831h1.image
will create a LD device that can be mounted so
$ MOUNT/OVER=ID LDxxx
should mount something that looks like the DVD. You can then use DVD writing software of your choice (current VMS has COPY/RECORDABLE).
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author RE: Duplicating OpenVMS 8.3-1H1 media
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Posted on March 18 2009 00:46
of course I don't know if copying HP OpenVMS media is legal or not.
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Author RE: Duplicating OpenVMS 8.3-1H1 media
eortheain
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Posted on March 18 2009 10:21
Thanks, much appreciated. I was afraid that it would be more complicated than that. Making backup copies of your VMS media is perfectly legal AFAIK
Author RE: Duplicating OpenVMS media
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Posted on March 25 2009 14:08
I have done this under Windows XP using Roxio 9

I wanted to have a backup copy of my OpenVMS 8.2-something DVD, so I copied it using Roxio 9. The resultant copy worked perfectly as I have been able to use it to boot my Integrity rx1620

If you wish to use this method to copy your OpenVMS related DVD's there are just a few things you need to know. These are :-

1. Roxio provides two methods of making a disk copy. One method involves reading the source disk in a manner which retains an image on the PC hard drive - this didn't work for me (It repeatedly failed half way through the process). The other more usual method involves a disk to disk copy where you first insert the source disk which is then read and ejected at which time you are asked to insert the target disk. This method worked flawlessly. I have used this method many times.

2. Before executing the copy process, you need to change Roxio's default copy method to "RAW" (A selectable advanced copy option) This causes the copy process to do a bit for bit copy of the source media.

Other DVD copying products may be able to do the same job as Roxio although I obviously haven't tried them.

I hope you find this information useful

John Cookson
Author RE: Duplicating OpenVMS 8.3-1H1 media
ldillon
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Posted on January 27 2011 07:13
Infrarecorder is free (GPL) program for Windows that can do a RAW copy of the DVD.

http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5
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LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

malmberg
March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

goodbyespy
February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

peteherrera
February 24 2018
How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

prohorenko
February 17 2018
Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

malmberg
December 12 2017
HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.

nmbonao
December 08 2017
Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much

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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
/vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal
lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?


DoeveR
August 07 2017
Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?

Bart
March 20 2017
Happy to have found my password again!

pintero
March 16 2017
peteherrera. Agreed.

peteherrera
March 04 2017
It would be nice to be able to buy the lastest hardcopy full OpenVMS docset at a very reduced price through the Hobbyist program. smiley

malmberg
February 05 2017
Decus > Connect > Encompass<Country>

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