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OpenVMS Alpha Standalone BACKUP?

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The Question is:

How do I build satandalone backup on disks other then the system disk

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS Alpha no longer offers "standalone BACKUP", providing a bootable
  environment.  For details on how to create the bootable environment
  equivilent of the OpenVMS VAX Standalone BACKUP tool, please review
  the available OpenVMS Operating System Upgrade and Installation
  documentation, available at:
  The OpenVMS V7.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual covers this topic, as
  do the equivilent manuals of most other releases.
  That said, the direct approach involves invoking the following:
  Alternatively, you could acquire or create CD-ROM media containing the
  (minimal) operating system.   For details on CD-R creation on OpenVMS,
  please see the OpenVMS FAQ.  CDRECORD and the LD tool are the usual
  combination -- the latter tool is on the Freeware, ports of the former
  tool are available via pointers in the OpenVMS FAQ.  Once you have a
  CD-R tool and LD installed and running, use AXPVMS$PCSI_INSTALL_MIN
  to load the files onto the LD device, then use a CD-R to create the
  CD-R media from the contents of LD.

answer written or last revised on ( 1-APR-2002 )

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