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.
F.5.1 Getting Started
Before you can restore the system disk, follow
down the system.
the operating system media. (For booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers
OE DVD, see Section B.6. For booting the OpenVMS Alpha CD, see Section A.1.)
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 8.4
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
the triple dollar sign prompt ($$$), enter the SHOW DEVICES command.
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).
F.5.2 Mounting Devices
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: