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Reducing or Redirecting Console Output?

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The Question is:

Is it possible for all output from the console (OPA0) to be sent to a file
 rather than a printer?  This would include messages sent specifically to OPA0,
 other OPCOM messages, DECEvents, boot messages, and any other messages
 displayed on the console (whic
h is more than appears in OPERATOR.LOG).  We have a LA30N printer attached to
 the console now but at one ribbon per day the cost is becoming prohibitive.

The Answer is :

  Devices and critical system functions that direct output specifically
  to OPA0: cannot be redirected.  Other output and particularly OPCOM
  output can be redirected using information in SYLOGICALS.TEMPLATE.
  (The copy of SYLOGICALS.TEMPLATE in V7.2 and later contains additional
  information of interest for a cluster configuration; your version of
  OpenVMS Alpha is no longer supported.)
  The two common solutions here are a different printer, or a console
  server package.  Or both.  Some of the console management package
  options available are discussed in the OpenVMS FAQ.

answer written or last revised on ( 11-NOV-2002 )

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