Subject: Re: vmsbackup
To: None <>
From: James K. Lowden <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/13/2002 02:22:17
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 00:49:22 +0000, Chris Pinnock <> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:50:38AM -0500, James K. Lowden wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:13:20 +0000, Chris Pinnock <>
> > wrote:
> > > vmsbackup is on the pkgsrc TODO list. I've put together a package
> > > but don't have the means to test it. The program will^W should read
> > > VMS backup tapes. Any takers?
> > 
> > I have a pair of vaxen that haven't been powered up since I brought
> > them home a year ago.  I have no tape drives or CDs, just the internal
> > HD.  I could install the hobbyist VMS license on one (I assume). 
> > Would that help?  Or are you primarily interested in tapes?  
> A file in the correct format would be enough to test this (I guess).

It appears the Hobbyist license is restricted to DECUS or Encompass
members, which is fine; there's a free membership available.  The VMS
media, however, might not be available (they're labelled "sold out").  I
sent a query.  

It occurs to me that the CD itself is all you need, because it's a bunch
of savesets.