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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Software Forum
Author DS10 with Adaptec AIC-78xx SCSI
rattila
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Location: Budapest
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Posted on March 09 2018 20:33
Hi,

I've got DS10 machine with an external Adaptec AIC-78xx SCSI card. There is an OpenVMS 7.2-2 system which is running perfectly.
I want to backup the disk. I need a new boot system. I've got OpenVMS 7.3-1 and 8.4 install CD-s. SRM can see the card and disk(s) as PKA0 (and DKAx).
My backaup disk and the install CDs can't see the PKA device at all!

I checked the v7.2-2 and there is a SYS$PKQDRIVE_EXE.V722-1 in the SYS$LDR directory. I think that's why the system is working. I don't have v7.2-x OpenVMS install disk/CD!

How can I backup the disk? Is the only one possibility is STABACKIT?

TIA,
Author RE: DS10 with Adaptec AIC-78xx SCSI
malmberg
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Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on March 10 2018 08:34
There is no stabackit for Alpha / Itanium systems.

Are you saying when you boot the OpenVMS 8.4 CD-ROM, that the booted system can not see the SCSI drives at all?

Have you tried going to the command prompt from booting from the CD-ROM and issuing the command I remember as:

mcr sysman io autoconfigure

When you boot from the CD-ROM, it boots a minimal configuration and does not prove the IO system. The io autoconfigure command loads the drivers for the discovered devices.
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