Home · Articles · Downloads · Hobby Wear · Forums · Web Links · News CategoriesTuesday, January 23, 2018
Hobby Wear
Web Links
News Categories
Contact Us
Photo Gallery
OpenVMS Bigot
Users Online
Guests Online: 8
No Members Online

Registered Members: 7,022
Newest Member: Nidhi
PdfFactory Pro Enterprise 2.31, MATFOR 4.00.061031 in Lahey Fortran, Adobe PhotoShop 9.0 CS2 oem, Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall 6.0, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional sale, Salon Iris 5.05, Drafix Pro Landscape 11.2, oem Adobe PhotoShop CS 8.0 cheap buy, Catia 5 R12 P3 with SP2, Mcafee Secure Internet Gateway 4.5, oem Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 oem, Visual UML 4.1 Developer Edition, sale Adobe CS3 Design Premium Vol for Mac low price, Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.0 Professional With SP1, Adobe After Effects Plugins, low price AutoCAD 2006 cheap buy, Avid NewsCutter XP 3.8, The Movie Library 1.7.11, oem Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition 2.0, ProFlyers 6.0 PDF Forms for Adobe Acrobat, PTC Pro Engineer Routed Systems Designer 5.0, sale DVDXCopy Platinum 4.0.38, CyberBizPlan v1.0.165 WinAll, NeverCenter Silo 1.16b, cheap buy AutoCAD 2005, Norton Save And Restore 11, sale Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium sale, Adobe Premiere Plugins Collection 2007, cheap buy Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition 2.0 for Mac sale, Active Desktop Calendar 6.5.061124, sale Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional, X-Rite MonacoPROFILER Platinum 4.8, EmailUnlimited 6.1 Win98NTME, oem Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended sale
Island Computer
View Thread
OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Software Forum
Author FTP RMS files from VMS 5.5-2 to NTFS

Posts: 2
Joined: 19.10.09
Posted on December 13 2010 09:03
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?

Thanks much for any help and replies!
Author RE: FTP RMS files from VMS 5.5-2 to NTFS

Posts: 443
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on December 15 2010 01:48
Option 1:

Put the files in backup savesets.

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.

Option 2:

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.
Author RE: VMS 8.3 allows a 2 TB NFS volume to be mounted.

Posts: 443
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on December 15 2010 01:54
EAGLE> show dev dnfs1:/full

Disk DNFS1:, device type Foreign disk type 7, is online, mounted, file-oriented device, shareable, accessed via DFS or NFS.

Total blocks 3907023616 Sectors per track 0
Total cylinders 0 Tracks per cylinder 0

Free blocks unknown Maximum files allowed 0
Extend quantity 0 Mount count 1
Mount status System ACP process name "DNFS1ACP"

Volume Status: ODS-5, access dates enabled.
Author RE: FTP RMS files from VMS 5.5-2 to NTFS

Posts: 443
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on December 15 2010 01:55
With 5.5-2 you may also need a freeware utility to modify the file attributes if it dos not have a SET FILE command. Again see the freeware archives.
Jump to Forum:


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Member Poll
Are you going to OpenVMS Boot Camp 2016?



You must login to vote.
You must login to post a message.

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.

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

December 02 2017
Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis

September 10 2017
lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?

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

March 20 2017
Happy to have found my password again!

March 16 2017
peteherrera. Agreed.

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

February 05 2017
Decus > Connect > Encompass<Country>

February 02 2017
What's the status of DECUS memberships? Just found my membership card. :-)

January 06 2017
Searching for Pathworks 6.0 for DOS & Windows. Anyone have it?

December 29 2016
The openvms disks question is frequently answered in the forums, and is not something to ask about in the shout box.

December 29 2016
Hello, I am in need of the openvms.disk, but I don't know where to obtain it

December 26 2016
personal alpha

December 24 2016
personal alpha+

Shoutbox Archive