The following sections describe how to restore the system
disk. Note that restoring a system disk also serves to defragment
the disk. In addition, it validates the backup, ensuring that the
backed up system disk is usable.
Before you can restore the system disk, follow these steps:
Choose the DCL option (8) on the menu. For example:
You can install or upgrade the OpenVMS I64 operating system or you can install or upgrade layered products that are included on the OpenVMS I64 distribution (CD/DVD).
You can also execute DCL commands and procedures to perform "standalone" tasks, such as backing up the system disk.
Please choose one of the following:
1) Upgrade, install or reconfigure OpenVMS I64 Version 8.3 2) Display layered products that this procedure can install 3) Install or upgrade layered products 4) Show installed products 5) Reconfigure installed products 6) Remove installed products 7) Find, Install, or Undo patches; Show or Delete recovery data 8) Execute DCL commands and procedures 9) Shut down this system
Enter CHOICE or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/?) 8
At the triple dollar sign prompt ($$$), enter the SHOW
Examine the list of devices to determine which device
is the source drive (the drive holding the backed up files you want
to restore) and which device is the target drive (the disk on which
you want the files restored).
After you determine the source drive and target drive, mount
those devices (and any other output devices you plan to use) before
you perform any restore operations. Enter the MOUNT commands in
the following format: