I ultimately need to get RMS files from our older VAX/VMS 5.5-2 system to a "windows" based system (NTFS) so they can get backed up there and then return them in the opposite direction intact....
I am having a terrible time getting that done.
FTP seems like the best option and I can get files back and forth OK. But when I do RMS files to NTFS and get them back again they do not stay intact. I have research this a little and know it is a problem. I have heard "zipping" them is the answer.
I have tried to go down the path of getting a ZIP utility, but cannot get a good functioning ZIP either. I can provide additional details there as needed.
So what have some of you others done? What are my best options to get from point A to point B. What is the easiest ZIP utility to get and where, etc?
On one of the freeware disks there is a tool that can restore the attributes on a backup saveset that will restore the attributes to the a saveset file so that backup can read it.
Install cygwin NFS Server on the NTFS system. Use TCPIP on the VAX to mount the NFS drive. Check the NFS mount options on the VAX side, there is one to put the VMS attributes in extra files on the NFS host.
With that old of version of VMS you may have to make sure that the NTFS volume is below a certain size.
RE: VMS 8.3 allows a 2 TB NFS volume to be mounted.
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!