I've got a new HP DAT160 at home for backups. Connected in SCSI U2 LVD on my DS15A.
Is it officially supported on VMS 8.3 update 5 ?
The drive is recognized and I had no problems to init a tape, so I suppose it's OK. I don't plan to use compaction (My datas are mainly alreday compressed data). It will be nice to backup a 73 Gb disk on one tape...
For info, the DAT160 tape is thicker than others DATs. I now understand better how they manage to jump from 36/72 Gb to 80/160 Gb from DDS5 to DDS6 :-)
Stephen Hoffman wrote:
DLT 20/40GB drives are close to free, or sometimes free. Drives rated at 35/70 and 40/80 aren't priced that much above free. Classic DLT drives and media have been found very reliable.
Gotta agree with Stephen here, the DLT's are much more reliable than the DAT tapes. I have a client that's always having problem with them. I've rarely had any issues with DLT.
Many of the Alpha support IDE disks, and as cheap as they are, disk-to-disk backup is very cheap and fast. I think John Malmberg got a VMS rsync client working that sounds promising. I've used rsync on other systems to do remote backups, and it's pretty neat.
I maintain my datas on two SCSI disks, and USB external disks on a PC (copy via ftp of zip archives and savesets backup). But I also made sometimes tape backups on DAT's; I have a DAT72 and a DAT160. Tapes are stored at office.
During the vacations, I keep my backups on DAT's and 2"1/2 USB disks (I have some smart 250 Gb ones). Some datas are also copied on DVD RW.
I have a very old DTL drive (a 6 Gb one) sitting somewhere
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?
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