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OPENVMS 7.2 remote backup

 
ie3
Occasional Contributor

OPENVMS 7.2 remote backup

Dears,

I have tow ds server in defernt location with openvms 7.2 . 

if there is any way to transfer data between servers 

i am use copy/ftp . but i need another way to transfer data from disk in server1 to the same disk in server2

can i use backup command throw network .

thanks.

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: OPENVMS 7.2 remote backup

> I have tow ds server in defernt location with openvms 7.2 .

      tcpip show version

> if there is any way to transfer data between servers

   "data"?  Files?  Files where file attributes are important?  There
are many ways.  FTP, NFS, RCP, SCP, ...

> i am use copy/ftp . but i need another way to transfer data [...]

   Why?  What's the problem with COPY/FTP?

> can i use backup command throw network .

   That might depend on what your "backup command" would be doing.  It
is possible to use DECnet over IP, and that might help.



      https://community.hpe.com/t5/x/x/td-p/7042709

> RCP didnt work at my system

      tcpip show version

   "didn[']t work" is not a useful problem description.  It does not say
what you did.  It does not say what happened when you did it.  As usual,
showing actual actions (commands, code, ...) with their actual results
(error messages, ...) can be more helpful than vague descriptions or
interpretations.

> 1- how ictiveate RCP , and how using it

      @ SYS$MANAGER:TCPIP$CONFIG.COM

> 2- which beter use RCP or copy/rcp.

   Define "better".  Is there a significant difference?

tsgdavid2
Occasional Advisor

Re: OPENVMS 7.2 remote backup

BACKUP can be reliably used over the network.  The BACKUP command will only allow you to reference a backup saveset on the remote system (not individual files).  BACKUP does NOT have an option to use TCPIP rather than DECNET.  If you are not able to access the remote system via DECNET (e.g. DIRECTORY command, or SET HOST command), you would need to configure the systems to use DECNET over IP.

I use a procedure to create a snapshot of a production system and make a copy for a hot standby system.  I do this by doing a "backup/image/ignore=interlock sys$sysdevice:  hostname::disk:[backup]backup.bck/sav".  Then I do a "submit/remote command.com" to restore the backup saveset on the remote system to an alternate boot drive.

David Williams