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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Software Forum
Author FTP RMS files from VMS 5.5-2 to NTFS
JeffRyan
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Joined: 19.10.09
Posted on December 13 2010 09:03
Hello,
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
malmberg
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Posts: 530
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.
malmberg
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Posts: 530
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
malmberg
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Posts: 530
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.
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