This is a discussion on Re: Reading non-VMS DAT tape - VMS ; AEF wrote on 08/22/2007 10:42:44 AM: > On Aug 22, 9:17 am, rtk wrote: > > Thanks for all the helpful replies! > > > > I tried reading the tape as suggested and received an error about end > ...
wrote on 08/22/2007 10:42:44 AM:
> On Aug 22, 9:17 am, rtk
> > Thanks for all the helpful replies!
> > I tried reading the tape as suggested and received an error about end
> > of file (or similar) and nothing was read. So, I decided to just
> > trash the tape and use it to back up the system disk. I booted the
> > Hobbyist CD and went to DCL and did something along these lines:
> > $$$ mount dka0:
> > $$$ mount/foreign mka300:
> > $$$ backup/image/verify dka0: mka300:22_aug_07.bck/save_set
> > and it appears to be working, though I'm not sure this is exactly what
> > I want. I got an error about the tape label and chose the OVERWRITE
> > option. Doing this:
> > $$$ backup/image/verify dka0: mka300:
> > save me an error about requiring a save set name. But, if I need to
> > restore my system disk at some future point I should be able to do it
> > from the save set after booting the Hobbyist CD, correct?
> > Ron
> No save set name?! Make sure each save set on the same tape has a
> different name. Otherwise you will get a mismatch during the verify
> pass! And you'll have trouble selecting a save set, of course.
> Why the triple dollar signs?
That's the way the CD prompts at DCL from its menu.