you customize the OpenVMS operating system to your satisfaction
and perform the other steps recommended thus far in this chapter
that are relevant to your system, protect your work by making a standalone
backup copy of the system disk to tape. To do so, follow the instructions
in “Backing Up Your System
Disk”. If you
are going to be saving to disk, specify a disk that will not be
(or is not) part of a shadow set.
For complete information about backup operations, including
a description of an alternative method that does not require booting
from the operating system media, see Appendix E “Backing Up and Restoring the System Disk”.
HP also recommends creating a systematic routine for backing
up the application, data, and user disks. For more information,
see the HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 1: Essentials.