The Question is:
Attempting standalone Backup on a 3800 MicroVAX from HSD10 DSSI hard drives to
Exabyte 8505 8mm tape drive. I get the following errors; BACKUP-E-READVERR
virtual read error, and, SYSTEM-F-VOLINV volume not software enabled. Have
tried several drives and
different tapes. I am able to do a Backup/image/verify from the system prompt,
but I need to backup the system drive so I have to do the standalone backup.
The Answer is :
You initially appear to have a hardware error or incompatibility.
First, ensure that you have the current OpenVMS ECO kits installed,
and (assuming you are not using a standalone BACKUP kit on the system
disk) ensure that the standalone kit has been (re)built AFTER these
ECO kits have been installed. Better, use a standalone kit that was
built from a far more recent OpenVMS VAX release, or -- if you have
a CD-ROM drive available -- you can boot and run OpenVMS VAX from an
available and bootable root found on all recent OpenVMS VAX CD-ROM
installation media kits.
Also please contact the organization supporting your third-party 8mm
tape drive for assistance, particularly ensuring that the 8mm tape
drive itself is at current firmware revision.
Other Exabyte-related discussions include (186), (995), (1369), etc.