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Dr. Robert Young
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NSF and zipping files

This may be a repeat post, but I think the first one was "lost" in a browser error. ..so here we go...

The question is, if I have an NSF mounted volume, where the VMS file characteristics are stored in separate "invisible" ADF files, if I zip the parent file from the OpenVMS side of the connection, and store the resulting zip back to the NSF mounted drive, do the file characteristics "get lost"???
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: NSF and zipping files

Wouldn't it be faster (and more reliable) to
run a test than to ask? I might do it for
you, but I don't do much with NFS and VMS, so
it'd take me a while to set up a suitable
test environment. (You sound as if you
already have one.)

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.vms/browse_thread/thread/2a109897ed45f746#

You are talking "zip -V", right?
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: NSF and zipping files

Yes, do test it.

I'd expect that the VMS NFS client configured for ADF won't report those ADF files up to the user-land, so zip and the rest of the show that's running in VMS user-land won't see them.

A VMS client not set up for ADF would likely report those metadata files.

NFS running elsewhere will show those files, and will haul those metadata files around as separate files.


I usually prefer to use zip "-V" to hide all of the metadata mess from the intermediate hosts.


There is a discussion of this question also occurring in the comp.os.vms newsgroup, here:

https://groups.google.com/d/topic/comp.os.vms/I61QLFJSUoE/discussion