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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Software Forum
Author CLUSTER with very different VMS versions
bnilsson
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Location: Göteborg, Sweden
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Posted on May 20 2008 22:23
Hi!

I have a VAX4000/100A which is controlling an electron beam lithography system from 1988, still running well. To prepare data for it I have a small cluster with one DS10 and one PWS433au running VMS 8.3.

Now I would like to add the VAX to this cluster, but the VAX keeps crashing at boot start (mscp sharing show s up, then a MEMORY DUMP). At the cluster it shows up as NEW, but in never becomes a MEMBER.

I do NOT have a direct network cable between the existing cluster and the VAX, there are some switches in between. Could this be the reason?

Or is it at all possible to mix so different VMS version in the same cluster?

Or can anyone suggest a fix or a reason why I should give it up?

The main reason I need to do this is that I have difficulties finding a backup client daemon for VMS 5.5-2H, so I wanted to solve it by sharing the disks with a more modern VMS version and put the backup daemon there. But I have other reasons as well.

The drivers and software for the e-beam hardware attached to the VAX is more or less locked to VMS 5.5-2H, so I cannot install a more recent VMS version to it, which of course would be the obvious thing to do. But then the backup daemons would not have been an issue either...

Any help is appreciated.
Edited by bnilsson on May 20 2008 22:43
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Author RE: CLUSTER with very different VMS versions
imiller
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Posted on May 21 2008 02:54
Those versions are two far apart to cluster - it is not going to work.

There is a Veritas NetBACKUP client for that version.
You can use a locally attached tape or disk.
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Author RE: CLUSTER with very different VMS versions
bnilsson
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Posted on May 21 2008 03:56
Ok, thanks.
What is the earliest VMS version that can cluster with VMS 8.3?

An idea: Would it be possible to arrange a DSSI cluster with an Alpha and share disks this way?

We want a little more freedom to choose our backup solution, we have more systems to take care of that runs similar applications.
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