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File sharing and interlocks? (FLK)

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The Question is:

How can I copy a file which is currently OPEN across NODES. (The DCL COPY
 command does
not have a /IGNORE=INTERLOCK switch similar to the BACKUP utility).

The Answer is :

  BACKUP, of course, or CONVERT/SHARE
  The interlock you seek to override exists not to be overridden,
  but rather to prevent you from unknowingly acquiring invalid or
  corrupt or inconsistent data.
  For information on opening a file with sharing enabled, please
  see the OpenVMS FAQ.

answer written or last revised on ( 19-JUL-2002 )

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