The Question is:
I have a standalone MicroVAX (non-networked), so there are not
network protocols running on it, and I need to transfer very important
files from VAX to PC.
What do I need to get?, a special cable to get connected physically
among both systems? or software like kermit?.
I don4t have the OS binaries to install the network features on the VAX
Please any information will be appreciated, thanks in advance!.
The Answer is :
You need to acquire and configure compatible networking software (and
hardware), or you need to get compatible removable media (and associated
software). Network exchange could include kermit or other serial-line
protocols (the cables are standard serial cables, and not "special"),
Ethernet or other networking hardware, or similar. Hardware removable
media could include floppy, tape, or other removable media.
The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage contact with Compaq Services or
simular organization, as a quick review of your current configuration
(eg: which MicroVAX, what is its configuration) and your requirements
(short- or long-term environment, required frequency and bandwidth of
transfers, etc) would be in order.
Yes, Kermit over a serial line can likely be gotten to work here.