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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Software Forum
Author DS10 with Adaptec AIC-78xx SCSI
rattila
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Location: Budapest
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Posted on March 09 2018 20:33
Hi,

I've got DS10 machine with an external Adaptec AIC-78xx SCSI card. There is an OpenVMS 7.2-2 system which is running perfectly.
I want to backup the disk. I need a new boot system. I've got OpenVMS 7.3-1 and 8.4 install CD-s. SRM can see the card and disk(s) as PKA0 (and DKAx).
My backaup disk and the install CDs can't see the PKA device at all!

I checked the v7.2-2 and there is a SYS$PKQDRIVE_EXE.V722-1 in the SYS$LDR directory. I think that's why the system is working. I don't have v7.2-x OpenVMS install disk/CD!

How can I backup the disk? Is the only one possibility is STABACKIT?

TIA,
Author RE: DS10 with Adaptec AIC-78xx SCSI
malmberg
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Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on March 10 2018 08:34
There is no stabackit for Alpha / Itanium systems.

Are you saying when you boot the OpenVMS 8.4 CD-ROM, that the booted system can not see the SCSI drives at all?

Have you tried going to the command prompt from booting from the CD-ROM and issuing the command I remember as:

mcr sysman io autoconfigure

When you boot from the CD-ROM, it boots a minimal configuration and does not prove the IO system. The io autoconfigure command loads the drivers for the discovered devices.
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

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July 20 2022
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July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
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parwezw
January 03 2022
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gtackett
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Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
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I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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