I have OpenVMS VAX 7.3 running on a modified VAX SimH emulator (getting 21.9 VUPS instead of the non-modified 19.3 VUPS). On one of my drives, not the system disk, I enabled ODS-5. Apparently this does not automatically support longer file names. How do I get filenames greater than 32 characters on OpenVMS VAX?
Yes, you can enable ODS-5 on a VAX (from show device/full):
Disk $1$DUC2: (CANTH), device type RA82, is online, mounted, file-oriented
device, shareable, served to cluster via MSCP Server, error logging is
Error count 0 Operations completed 1330
Owner process "" Owner UIC [SYSTEM]
Owner process ID 00000000 Dev Prot S:RWPL,O:RWPL,G:R,W
Reference count 1 Default buffer size 512
Total blocks 8003584 Sectors per track 57
Total cylinders 9361 Tracks per cylinder 15
Allocation class 1
Volume label "SYS$OLDKITS" Relative volume number 0
Cluster size 8 Transaction count 1
Free blocks 1393040 Maximum files allowed 444643
Extend quantity 5 Mount count 1
Mount status System Cache name "_$1$DUA0:XQPCACHE"
Extent cache size 64 Maximum blocks in extent cache 139304
File ID cache size 64 Blocks currently in extent cache 0
Quota cache size 0 Maximum buffers in FCP cache 1375
Volume owner UIC [SYSTEM] Vol Prot S:RWCD,O:RWCD,G:RWCD,W:RWCD
Volume Status: ODS-5, subject to mount verification, file high-water marking,
write-back caching enabled.
I reverted back to ODS-2 by creating a new disk that was ODS-2 then using ZIP/UNZIP to move the files from the old ODS-5 disk to the ODS-2 disk. I then re-initialized the original disk back to ODS-2.
Now for my next problem. When I attempted to create a saveset of the ODS-5 and then use the /CONVERT qualifier on the restore, I got an "unrecognized qualifier /CONVERT" error. Help BACKUP_Command shows the qualifier, but the DCL Tables don't recognize it. What do I need to do to be able to CONVERT the restore of a backup from a saveset containing ODS-5 files to an ODS-2 disk drive?
The help text should indicate that the qualifier does not work on VAX. If it does not, it is a bug.
As stated in the other thread, I was very unimpressed with what backup/convert did, and forgot to mention, it took a very long time before it failed for me because it unexpectedly ran out of disk space, and I had more than enough disk space to manually do the ODS-5 to ODS-2 conversion.
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