reading rsts 7.1 disks from OpenVMS

From: Antonio Carlini <>
Date: Tue Aug 12 17:00:00 2003

> >Openvms Exchange says that they are not DOS11 or RT11 or Files-11
> >format.
> >
> >So is there anyway way for OpenVMS to mount and read these
> disks, I've
> >scoured the search engines and haven't come up with anything yet...
> I hope to be proven wrong, but... I'm not aware of any
> software to read RSTS file systems of that vintage for the VAX.

OpenVMS VAX (but not OpenVMS Alpha) will mount ODS-1 filesystems,
isn't that what RSTS uses or was that just RSX?

I also *thought* that RSTS switched, at some stage, to using a
BACKUP format that was compatible with that used by OpenVMS.

That being said, ss others have suggested, SIMH is probably
the easiest way to get at the original data.


Antonio Carlini   
Received on Tue Aug 12 2003 - 17:00:00 BST

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