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Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

 
Lucky Regent
Frequent Advisor

Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

>>> boot DKA0
following errors
1>DECdtm files not found
2>ACP enter function failed
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Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on DNATKS
%QMAN-E-OPENERR, error writing DNATKS$DKB0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]SYS$QUEUE_MANAGER.QMAN$JOURNAL;1

%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 25-FEB-2009 09:21:06.98 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on DNATKS
-RMS-E-FEX, file already exists, not superseded

%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 25-FEB-2009 09:21:06.99 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on DNATKS
-SYSTEM-W-DUPFILENAME, duplicate file name

%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 25-FEB-2009 09:21:07.36 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on DNATKS
%QMAN-E-OPENERR, error opening DNATKS$DKB0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]SYS$QUEUE_MANAGER.QMAN$JOURNAL;1

%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 25-FEB-2009 09:21:07.36 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on DNATKS
-RMS-E-FEX, file already exists, not superseded

%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 25-FEB-2009 09:21:07.36 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on DNATKS
-SYSTEM-W-DUPFILENAME, duplicate file name

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3-4 days before it was woring fine.. i do power off and on several times and it starts given these errors...

one more thing..my bootable device DKA0 is going offline and then mount process start and it mounted. it goes again offline.. this is also happening now oftenly.

Please help me with this..

thanks
yogesh
38 REPLIES 38
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

yogesh,

Welcome to the VMS forums.

Sorry to say so, but I really hope you have a good, recent backup, because it looks very much like your system drive went into retirement. (certainly it has the age for it).

Is it really DKA0? Your errors seem to indicate DKB0 as system drive.

It is time to move in a replacement drive, do a standalone boot, and restore your backup.

Good luck!

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Lucky Regent
Frequent Advisor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

Thanku for ur reply..

Yes..it is DKA0...
actually i am new in it.. so no more knowledge abt all these stuff like how to install...how to take back ups..and restores.. system is very old...
please help me with these..

Can there be any other possibility of this failure..because it was running ok this week too...

DKA0 is going offline... r u answering for this behaviour of device or looking at others data too..

looking for ur kind response..
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

hi,

could you do a

$ sh dev d

and post the output

Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

If you have recently inherited this system then you should seek some structured training from local resources. OpenVMS VAX is not a system which can be simply learned from asking a few specific questions, and the version you are running is very old.

I guess there is a hardware problem with this system. Can you supply the results of the following command.

SHOW DEVICE DK/FULL
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Lucky Regent
Frequent Advisor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

here is the output of
$show dev d
NCPNAME$DKA0 mounted 0 userdisk0 64824(free blocks) 135(trans cnt) 1(mnt)

ncpname$DKA100 mounted 0 userdisk1 290655(free blocks) 1(trans cnt) 1(mnt)

note 0--error cnt
userdisk0 and 1 are volume label

Lucky Regent
Frequent Advisor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

Thanku for ur responses..
here is the output of
$ show dev dk/full

Disk NCPNAME$DKA0:, device type generic SCSI disk, is online, mounted, file oriented device, shareable, error logging enable.
error count.........0
owner process......." "
owner process ID....00000000
reference count.....21
total blocks........2050860
total cylinders.....3089
volume lable........"USERDISK0"
cluster size........3
free blocks.........64824
extent quantity.....5
mount status .......system
extent cache size...64
file id cache size..64
quota cache size....0
operation completed....4250
owner UIC..............[1,1]
dev port ..S:RWED,O:RWED,G:RWED,W:RWED
default buffer size.....512
sectors per track.......83
track per cylinder......8
relative volume number..0
transaction count.......135
max file allowed........256397
mount count.............1
Cache name....."_ncpname$DKA0:XQPCACHE"
max block in extent cache.....6482
blocks currently in extent cache...249
max buffer in FCP cache............1911

Volume status:subject to mount verification, file high water making, write through caching enable.
===========================================
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Disk NCPNAME$DKA1:, device type generic SCSI disk, is online, mounted, file oriented device, shareable, error logging enable.
error count.........0
owner process......." "
owner process ID....00000000
reference count.....1
total blocks........2050860
total cylinders.....3089
volume lable........"USERDISK1"
cluster size........3
free blocks.........290655
extent quantity.....5
mount status .......system
extent cache size...64
file id cache size..64
quota cache size....0
operation completed....1108
owner UIC..............[SYSTEM]
dev port ..S:RWED,O:RWED,G:RWED,W:RWED
default buffer size.....512
sectors per track.......83
track per cylinder......8
relative volume number..0
transaction count.......1
max file allowed........256397
mount count.............1
Cache name....."_ncpname$DKA0:XQPCACHE"
max block in extent cache.....29065
blocks currently in extent cache...0
max buffer in FCP cache............1911

Volume status:subject to mount verification, write through caching enable.
Lucky Regent
Frequent Advisor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

TO:-IAN MILLER
yes , i know this is not that simple.. but here is no body who can help so.. i was searching net for this and came to know about this IT source center..

This is very urgent for me.. if i cound not make it bootable.. may be i will lost my JOB.. so please help me with this.. As you all know..its recession time..

No body has expertise of this system.. and there is no back up for long time.. tape drives is not working properly..

please instruct me ..what i do.. i have to make it up to save my JOB..even i do not have much stuff and knowledge of these systems..and now i do not have much time for them... my priority goes to make the system up..

As you will say.. i will do that.. so please if you give ant suggestion or solution , also wirte the adverse effect of that solution.. bcoz once it goes down.. i can not do anything..like..i can not istall anything and can not take back up and restore any thing...

so plz gives ur opinion...
Its friday today.. so i am going home for 2 days... means .. i will reply ur responses by monday.. do not think i am not replying ur queries till then///

i hope i will get ur responses for this...
Hakan Zanderau ( Anders
Trusted Contributor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

Is the QueueManager running or not ?

$ SHOW QUEUE/MANAGER/FULL

Hakan
Don't make it worse by guessing.........
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting problem in VAX VMS system V5.5-2

hi,

i think you ought to call in hp or a consultant to help you with this. you say you have little knowledge of the operating system, the disk drives are possibly failing, the tape drives don't work and you need it to be backed up and boot cleanly ! this is too much to attempt to cover off by using this forum.