I 'am using Alpha station 255 with openVMS 7.1 , on a process plant config./history server . For backup purpose i tried to use a seagate 73 GB harddisk and used standard backup commands . Although the process is succesfully completed each time , the backup does not boot beyond startup message.
Somebody suggested to use INITIALIZE/INDEX=BEGIN and NOINITIALIZE qualifier on target disk but it did not help either . However when i tried a older , from scrapyard , 9 GB harddisk, every thing went fine . This disk worked perfect for many days before i removed it for relibility reasons. Since i cannot upgrade my operating system due to lack of support from vendor , niether can i risk installing any patch , please advise how to use a larger / new hard disk to make a succesful copy .
Note that i have tried all possible combinations of qualifiers and tried tape backups . But they all failed .
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
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
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!