Can someone point me to a program to
read 8mm tapes made with the vms
program "backup" on a unix box.
Such things exist on the DECUS CDROMs, although I don't know the name. YouQuote:> Can someone point me to a program to
> read 8mm tapes made with the vms
> program "backup" on a unix box.
> Scott Sands
To see what you can find.
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The following article decribes one product for AIX. Contact the vendor
to see if they have a version for your dialect of unix.
Dynamic Matrix Control Corporation (my opinions are my own)
Subject: Re: VMS Backup
Organization: Boston Business Computing, Ltd.
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 14:36:35 GMT
>Is there a program that will allow me to read VMS Backup Files in AIX ?
its VMS-for-UNIX toolset. It reads and writes VMS backup tapes and is
also suitable for doing system backups. When run in conjunction with
our DCL shell (VCL) you can even use VMS style backup commands.
available for qualified institutions.
Boston Business Computing the real can be."
vmsbackup reads a VMS generated backup tape, converting the files to
Unix format and writing the files to disk. Reported by the README
file to run on Ultrix/VAX and Sun. I have a copy running on
Ultrix/RISC. I also have an mx'd version running on OSF/1.
Available via anonymous ftp from:
DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x 512 Oct 24 1993 vmsbackup
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Dec 11 1992 vmsbackup
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 May 21 1994 vmsbackup
A commercial product by Boston Business Computing, Ltd. According to
BBC, this product allows you to read and write to VMS save sets on
your OSF/1 platform. It is also available on most UNIX platforms.
In addition, Vbackup performs a full system backup in normal
multi-user mode. It stores files portably across VMS and UNIX and
accesses network tape and disk devices as well as reconstrucing data
from corrupted media. Vbackup provides a common interface for users
who are familiar with VMS backup.
If you would like to receive more information on Vbackup, contact
[Note: I have no association with Boston Business Computing, Ltd.]
: According to
: BBC, this product allows you to read and write to VMS save sets on
: your OSF/1 platform. It is also available on most UNIX platforms.
Just to clarify: it's free if you have OSF/1, and available for a fee on other
: as well as reconstrucing data
: from corrupted media.
For restoring VMS save sets on UNIX, this is probably the most important
distinction between vmsbackup and Vbackup.
vmsbackup sometimes has problems with VMS BACKUP error recovery mechanisms and
can halt on or silently restore corrupted data. Vbackup never restores
corrupted data without issuing a warning message, and in most cases completely
recovers corrupted data to its original form.
(Boston Business Computing, Ltd.)
1. Transfer VMS backup saveset from tape to disk
I only have access to a unix system.
I have an old (1995) Exabyte 8mm tape with some
VMS backup savesets written to it.
My question is:
How can I copy the saveset files from the tape to
a unix disk in such a way that the disk-files are fully functional
(ie I don't trust tape forever, but putting them on disk
would be great)? (i.e. they must work with 'vbackup'
I have succesfully recovered most of the files from the tape saveset
commercial package called 'vbackup' v2.44 by BBC, so I believe the data
tape is fine. However, no matter what method I use to transfer the
disk, 'vbackup' falls over a small way into processing the saveset (but
works fine from tape).
I am not a unix guru, so general instructions probably won't help me
much - they'll need to be fairly cookbook specific.
I have tried some combinations using 'dd' - fail
Some of the files I restored were actually savesets in themselves,
and I was able to use 'vbackup' with them, so I'm confident of my
use of 'vbackup'.
I've tried a version of 'ansitape' - close, I got the file to disk,
but 'vbackup' crashed with a CRC error.
I am using SunOs 5.5.
If you know of a version of 'ansitape' that DEFINITELY works for
what I want, can you point me to the (ftp?) site? There seem to be
lots of variants around, with different command-line options, and
matching documentation that I could find.
Why do I want the saveset if I already have recovered the component
Because 'vbackup' doesn't quite do everything right - it's very good,
quite 100.00%. Also, messy to restore Owner, privs etc.
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