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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Software Forum
Author BACKUP/CONVERT on OpenVMS VAX V7.3
JonathanBelanger
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Posts: 32
Joined: 09.06.16
Posted on August 07 2016 12:11
OK, I'm not sure where the problem exists, but when I type HELP BACKUP_Command on my OpenVMS VAX V7.3 system, it lists /CONVERT as a valid qualifier. Unfortunately, when I attempt to use this qualifier, I get an "unrecognized qualifier" error. I have an ODS-5 saveset that I want to restore on an ODS-2 disk.

Do I have an issue with the installation of OpenVMS on my VAX or is there a patch that enables this qualifier (or is there a way to update the command with the qualifier)? Any help would be appreciated.

~Jon.
Author RE: BACKUP/CONVERT on OpenVMS VAX V7.3
abrsvc
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Posts: 91
Joined: 12.03.10
Posted on August 08 2016 03:53
VAX machines do not support ODS5. Provide the conversion on an Alpha machin eor Integrity and then backup the ODS2 for restoration on the VAX.

The /CONVERT switch creates ODS2 compatible filenames from an ODS5 disk whcn the saveset is created. In other words, you need to create the backup saveset on a system that supports ODS5. This saveset can then be restored onto a VAX ODS2 disk. The conversion takes place during the saveset creation.

Hope this helps,
Dan
Author RE: BACKUP/CONVERT on OpenVMS VAX V7.3
malmberg
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Posted on August 10 2016 02:39
I attempted to use /convert once and never will again. It attempts to make a temporary copy of the files in the saveset while it does the conversion, so you need more free space than the original saveset.
Author RE: BACKUP/CONVERT on OpenVMS VAX V7.3
JonathanBelanger
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Posts: 32
Joined: 09.06.16
Posted on August 16 2016 06:56
Hi abrsvc,

Unfortunately, I found out the wrong way the OpenVMS VAX does support ODS5, partially. I only have a VAX running now, so going to an Alpha is not an option. I was able to set the volume to ODS5, but it caused all kinds of problems. I ended up having to create a new ODS2 volume and copy the files using ZIP/UNZIP (backup would not do it and regular file copy kept failing). As stated, the /COVERT qualifier is documented in the HELP, but not available in the DCLTABLES.

~Jon.
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