The Question is:
I have a DEC3000 which has only a RZ26L disk drive and a TLZ07 tape drive. I
would like to build a standalone backup tape on the 4mm cart. but apparently
S/A backup creation is no longer supported on the Alpha machines. What would
be the mechanism of rebu
ilding a system disk on this machine if when I put on a brand new, blank disk?
The Answer is :
Standalone BACKUP was removed with OpenVMS Alpha V6.1 and later,
and CD-ROM media is the expected (and required) distribution media
for all OpenVMS Alpha systems.
Please acquire a CD-ROM reader. If you require a reinstallation of
OpenVMS, you will require access to a CD-ROM reader or potentially
to a (transferable) magnetic disk containing the OpenVMS kits.
CD-ROM media will also likely be the only available distribution media
for OpenVMS VAX releases starting sometime after the OpenVMS VAX V7.3