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Recovering from full (system) disk volume?

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The Question is:

1-How do I reboot the system if I can't see the prompt.
2-Did I lose any data?

The Answer is :

  Please follow the documented emergency startup sequence listed
  in the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual -- documentation that
  specifically targets booting when insufficient system disk space
  is available is included -- or please follow the basic sequence
  shown in the OpenVMS FAQ for the conversational bootstrap and
  then archive and/or delete outdated or unnecessary files.
  You obviously lost the ability to write data to the disk when
  the disk filled, but no losses of any existing data already on
  the disk are expected.
  You can use ANALYZE/DISK to verify the disk file structure, if
  you are concerned.  (With /REPAIR, this will also free up any
  disk storage that is allocated to old and outdated caches or to
  files that were incompletely deleted, and will report and normally
  resolve other such benign file structure conditions, releasing this
  disk storage back into the available pool.)
  Your OpenVMS version is outdated.  Please move to a supported
  release, and please apply the available mandatory ECO kits.
  (To find the mandatory kits, please see the ECO search engine
  referenced in the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
  The FAQ also has pointers to the OpenVMS documentation.)

answer written or last revised on ( 18-JUL-2002 )

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