The Question is:
$ copy *.* mkc400:*.*
I need to achieve the same results using VMS backup i.e files not in a saveset
on the tape, is this possible?
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Wizard does not understand the question -- the question
is sufficiently terse as to be quite ambiguous.
For example, your COPY command can easily result in multiple copies
of the same file on the same tape either due to a searchlist logical
name or due to the sequence of COPY operations -- things can get rather
interesting when accessing the later copies of the files.
As for the typical use and operation of BACKUP, you will want to review
the incremental and full BACKUP operations, and the available BACKUP
command documentation. In particular, you will want to identify an
appropriate BACKUP strategy as outlined in the BACKUP manual, and then
use the BACKUP commands referenced in the manual to implement the
If you want to identify the files present in a saveset, you would have
to use a listing of the saveset or use the BACKUP/JOURNAL journal file
mechanism. (BACKUP is generally assumed to cycle through multiple
output storage media or through multiple output files, as updating the
BACKUP saveset archive media or saveset files in place risks corruptions.)