The Question is:
I have a tape containing RDB backup file.
At the time of backup, the file specification exceeded 17 char. and RDB has
automatically truncated the file name to the correct size.
If I do a DCL directory on this tape, I get something like:
Total of 1 file...
RDB can deal with that kind of filename. But I want to make a DCL COPY and DCL
answer with a "no file found".
Thank in advance,
The Answer is :
The most obvious approach would involve use of any available Oracle
Rdb commands that might provide a way to copy the archive. Please
contact Oracle for assistance with Oracle Rdb and Oracle products.
DCL COPY commands are not entirely reliable when utilized with tape
media as (among other differences) the DCL commands do not provide
for media swapping, and thus the use of the Saveset Manager or other
similar package is usually recommended.
If you wish to pursue the current approach, mount the tape device
from OpenVMS as a file-structured device -- and not as a foreign
file structure device -- and attempt to COPY all files directly
from MKA400:THIS*.* to a target device.
This operation may or may not succeed.