The Question is:
ANSWER to "244. (5719) Recovering data from (old) BACKUP tape?":
We had exactly the same problem and also did the same steps as Harald Pusch
with the same results. Try:
$ SET FILE/ATTRIBUTES=(RFM:FIX,MRS:8192,LRL:8192,RAT:NONE) file.bck
Using 8192 instead of 32256 worked because the TAPE has rec=8192.
32256 is only for a DISK saveset. We got all files from the saveset after this
The Answer is :
From the OpenVMS FAQ section in question: "In various cases (note that
not all savesets use the default record size!), the following command
might work:". Key parts of that statement are "not all savesets use
the default record size", "various cases" and "might". The DCL
command SET FILE/ATTRIBUTES that is included in that section of the
FAQ MIGHT or MIGHT NOT work, in other words.
The DCL procedure that is referenced in the same section of the FAQ
will correctly handle savesets with these block sizes and with other
block sizes. The OpenVMS Wizard will ask that the SET FILE/ATTRIBUTE
command itself either be removed from the OpenVMS FAQ or that the
wording in that section of the FAQ be strengthened to more clearly
indicate the potential fallability of the particular command.