The Question is:
I am building an VMS onto an Alpha 4100 from contingency reasons.
Therefore I wish to duplicate the FORMS LIBRARY from my excisting system to my
new (backup) system.
Is there on command that I can do this with without having to manually add each
Thanking you in advance.
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Wizard will assume that there is a reason why you have not
shut down the production system and used the bootable environment, or
removed a disk from the system disk shadowset, or otherwise somehow
transfered the disk data over to the contingency system via BACKUP/IMAGE
or similar technique.
If by "Forms Library", you are refering to the queue manager database and
its forms, you could conceivably transfer the entire OpenVMS queue database
over and use that (though any changes to the nodename will have to be
accounted for). Manual transfer is, of course, an option. (The OpenVMS
Wizard generally prefers to include all commands to recreate the queue
management database from scratch into a file, but if you had that you
would not be asking this.)
Though it appears quite feasible to create one, the OpenVMS Wizard is not
aware of an available tool that uses system services (eg: $getqui and
$sndjbc) to replicate part or all of the queue database.
If you are refering to the Forms Management package, you will want to be
more specific about which library files you are working with.
You will also obviously want to look into how you plan to keep the data
on the contingency system current with that of the production system --
this can include periodic data transfers (snapshots), or it can involve
shadowset member volumes, or distributed transactions, etc.