When we had VMS we also ran ANU News, but we used Diskeeper, which
kept down the fragmentation. I was not involved with the news server,
but I had control over Diskeeper. I don't know if this helps.

Manny.

Manuel J. Norman
Platform Specialist Senior
Eastern Michigan University
ICT/ATCS
Ypsilanti MI 48197
Phone: 734-487-4586
email: mnorman@emich.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Connelly
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2006 5:20 pm
Subject: Re: Running a news server on OpenVMS

> In the long, LONG ago days, I used to run ANU-News here. That
> worked
> okay, but the VMS filesystem really isn't well-suited for news
> because
> the device holding the articles will become VERY fragmented VERY
> quickly. I was trying to run a fairly complete feed at the time.
> If
> you were looking at a limited number of newsgroups, then this
> might be
> more of a doable thing.
>
> - ken
>
> Jim Mehlhop wrote:
> > I'd like to know how to set up my VMS box as a news server. I

> am
> > running Multinet 5.1 and OpenVMS8.2 Alpha on a PWS500au with 640

> meg
> > and about 60 GB of free disk space. I could probably dedicate

> an
> > 18GB disk for this.
> >
> > Is there any documentation for this?
> >
> >
> > Jim

>
> --
> - Ken
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> ITS Network Services University of Northern Iowa
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> It's much more important to know what you don't know than what you
> do know!
>
>
>