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Standalone BACKUP for OpenVMS Alpha?

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The Question is:

Just moved from VAX/VMS 6.2 to ALPHA/VMS 7.2.1
Need detailed information on doing standalone
backup.  I found some info in system managers book, but would like some
 detailed info.  How to boot the CD, which cd, etc.
ray bennett

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS VAX concept of a very limited, purpose-dedicated, standalone
  bootable environment dedicated entirely to BACKUP -- the standalone
  BACKUP utility -- does not exist in the OpenVMS Alpha operating system
  OpenVMS Alpha uses a full bootable OpenVMS environment provided on
  the CD-ROM distribution media, or a full bootable environment
  created on local CD-ROM or magnetic media:
  As a highly-detailed guide to this environment, follow the same steps
  utilized to bootstrap the OpenVMS Alpha distribution media, and use
  the menu system to exit to the $$$ DCL prompt.  Mount your target
  disk(s) using MOUNT commands, and invoke the standard BACKUP (or
  BACKUP$MANAGER) commands to perform the target disk BACKUP.

answer written or last revised on ( 22-JUN-2001 )

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