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Copy OpenVMS system disk to another host?

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The Question is:

I've a Alpha Server 4100 with OpenVMS 7.3 installed.
Can I do a backup/image of the system disk and restore it on a differen machine
 (for example a ES45) without have performance problem ?
Someone said me OpenVms remember old installation system machine !!.
Best regards
Guerri Stefano

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS includes all drivers and support for all supported
  platforms.  That said, site-specific configuration data files
  can include references to physical devices, meaning that the
  contents of the site-specific startup or (for instance) the
  network configuration database or the host name may (will?)
  have to be re-established on the new host.  (For some of the
  files which can contain a node name string, please see the
  OpenVMS FAQ.)
  Put another way, yes, this can be done -- OpenVMS will very
  likely boot at least minimally, and can be reconfigured and
  AUTOGEN can be run from there.   Reinstallation of OpenVMS
  from a distribution is another approach, as the installation
  will determine the local hardware configuration and will also
  then prompt you for the needed site-specific configuration

answer written or last revised on ( 18-MAR-2002 )

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