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Standalone BACKUP and INSVIRMEM error?

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The Question is:

I have been performing a stand alone backup on our DEC system and I have
encountered a problem. The backup went without problem on seven of the eight
disks. On the last disk, the last disk in this case is $1$dia1, I get the
following error messages:
%BACKUP-F-ALLOCMEM Error allocating virtual memory
-LIB-F-INSVIRMEM Insufficient virtual memory
The backup quits at this point. Any assistance that you can provide will be

The Answer is :

  The usual resolution of an INSVIRMEM error involves increasing the
  VIRTUALPAGECNT system parameter and/or the process PGFLQUOTA quota
  Given that the error has arisen in the standalone BACKUP environment
  and the process quota is not easily accessable, seriously consider
  using a standalone BACKUP environment from a more recent OpenVMS VAX
  release, or (assuming this is some sort of virtual address space leak)
  rebooting the system with the current environment before the last disk.
  For assistance, please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center.
  Also see topic (6399) and related topics.

answer written or last revised on ( 12-JUN-2001 )

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