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Recovering from system disk full?

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The Question is:

I am attempting to resurect a ancient MicroVAX II, running VMS 5.2 (Not
 OpenVMS), and have discovered that I have insuficient disk space to get up to
 the point where I can log in as system manager.
There are plenty of files that can be deleted. Is there some document or FAQ
 that would explain the procedure for deleteing some of these files when I
 can't get to the normal VMS login?

The Answer is :

  While there are plenty of files, deleting a file that should
  not be deleted could easily and obviously render your system
  OpenVMS will permit you to log in from the console serial line,
  even if there is no available storage on the system disk.
  Details on tailoring files off OpenVMS VAX -- the mechanism used
  to remove unnecessary files from the operating system -- have not
  particularly changed since OpenVMS VAX was called MicroVMS or
  VAX/VMS, please see the OpenVMS installation documentation that
  is available at the website.
  As for cleaning up unneeded files, that is covered in the OpenVMS
  system management documentation chapter on
  Various disks were available, the OpenVMS Wizard will assume this
  is an RD53 or an RD54.
  The OpenVMS Wizard would reinstall OpenVMS VAX V7.2 (see the FAQ
  for details on the hobbyist program) on this system and clobber
  the existing contents, though an RD54 might well be rather tight
  without resorting to the tailoring mentioned earlier.

answer written or last revised on ( 23-FEB-2001 )

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