The Question is:
The Company I work for needs to move from a TLZ06 tape drive to a TLZ10.
I see from the information I can obtain that if you are running OPEN VMS 5.5-2
you will need to be running STABACKIT.com Vx46
Im not really up on VMS but I have searched the ftp site and cant seem to find
a eco or patch to do this.
Please help me find what we need to make this work.
The Answer is :
Please use a CD media distribution from a more recent OpenVMS VAX
release for purposes of standalone BACKUP, and the OpenVMS Wizard
strongly recommends acquiring a SCSI CD-ROM drive, if you do not
already have one. (Given you reference TLZ-series tape drives,
the OpenVMS Wizard will infer you have a SCSI configuration.)
To acquire the updated version of STABACKIT.COM, you will need to
acquire the file from a (far) more recent OpenVMS VAX release. The
version of STABACKIT that added support for TLZ09 series tapes and
other SCSI devices listed as GENERIC_MK (generic SCSI MKDRIVER
tape devices; specifically tape device type code 28) devices was
X-45, and that revision dates from 3-OCT-1995; this version is
found with OpenVMS VAX V7.1 and later releases. You will see this
revision information listed within the comments of the STABACKIT
file, of course.
No ECO kit containing this STABACKIT update was produced, but
a version of STABACKIT from V7.1 or later should operate within
your (much older) OpenVMS environment and should recognize all
tape devices being reported as generic MK devices.
As for related STABACKIT discussions, please see topics (1229)
Your OpenVMS VAX release was shipped out in 1992, and has various
definite limits around device support and disk device capacities
based largely on the antiquated nature of the release. Much has
happened with OpenVMS and with the computer industry since 1992,