Subject: Re: vmsbackup
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James K. Lowden <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2002 02:22:17
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 00:49:22 +0000, Chris Pinnock <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com>
> > 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