New—HP SSM supports HP Integrity servers, AlphaServer systems, and VAX systems
HP SSM provides three functions for manipulating OpenVMS save sets.
This function provides the capability to copy save sets from one
tape (or disk) to another. Some OpenVMS customers use the VMS COPY
command to do this, but the VMS COPY command is not intended to
copy save sets on tape. SSMgr Copy was built for copying tapes and
understands the internal structure of the OpenVMS SaveSet. SSMgr
Copy can be used to create a second copy of a backup if one is needed
to be taken offsite.
This function validates the internal consistency of a specified
save set. This is very useful if you have older tapes with critical
backups on them. SSMgr Validate can tell if the tape has bad blocks,
can identify those blocks, and can determine if that data can be
recovered by using the CRC and XOR information. If it can, the SSMgr
Copy function recovers the data as it copies the save set to
This function provides the ability to merge incremental save sets
with other incremental or full save sets, reducing the frequency
of full BACKUP operations. SSMgr Merge creates new virtual full
or virtual incremental backups.