fun with Standalone Backupu

From: Eric Dittman <>
Date: Sat Jun 30 23:24:01 2001

> So a bit of additional 'lore' which is probably obvious to a zillion VMS
> admins but was news to me. One can create a standalone backup tape that is
> both bootable into standalone backup, and has the system image on it. I did
> it as follows:
> 1) INIT the tape with label SYSTEM
> Select MUA0 as the device
> Tell it _not_ to re-initialize.
> 3) Now boot this tape and at the prompt use
> Now go away for a while :-)
> Once its done you can boot the tape and restore with
> This saves me from having to change tapes in the process.

Yes, this is fairly common. I also like to keep a SA BACKUP set
on a couple of my non-system drives.
Eric Dittman
Received on Sat Jun 30 2001 - 23:24:01 BST

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