VMS command question and help, off-topic

From: Antonio Carlini <arcarlini_at_iee.org>
Date: Sat Jan 18 05:09:01 2003

> just a very simple question, what does a command like this do:

That takes a saveset (MULTIA_V72.BCK) and expands it
onto a floppy (DVA0:). It's an image backup and the
result at the end will be an ODS-2 formatted floppy
with files placed in the appropriate places (i.e. if
the original floppy that was backed up was bootable,
the result should be too).

> I know basicaly what this does, my question is whether the
> .BCK file has some special format or whether UNIX command like this:

It's special (internal redundancy records and so on might be
in there - it was originally developed to save data on flakey

> If it's some special format, were it possible that you issue
> this command for me on some VMS and grab the diskette raw
> file and make it available for me? the image is available at
> http://www.kotelna.sk/freddy/multia_v72.bck > (1419264 bytes).

Can you zip it up so it's easier to download?

Antonio Carlini             arcarlini_at_iee.org
Received on Sat Jan 18 2003 - 05:09:01 GMT

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