how do I copy an RD54 completely?
henk.gooijen at oce.com
Tue Oct 10 05:52:55 CDT 2006
thanks very much for the description.
Along with some documentation, I hope to succeed :-)
First, I will use the TK50 in the system to make a backup.
I will take a separate TK50 tape for each backup command
to prevent running out of tape during a backup ...
After that, I will install the UC07 with the SCSI disk,
and try the backup to that disk.
I am a bit busy in the house to keep my wife glad, but
I will certainly post the results.
Do you have RSTS V10 (.01 IIRC)? If not, and my backup
is succesfull, I can send you a CD-ROM copy, after I
managed to copy the SCSI disk on my PC to a CD-ROM ...
But that's for later :-)
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> Subject: RE: how do I copy an RD54 completely?
> Fairly complex topic, but lucky you - I have a very similar setup.
> Since you are using a UC07, which is the exact same
> controller I use in my /23+ with RSTS, I know you can
> partition the disk using the controller - MAKE SURE the disk
> is hard partitioned by the controller to be below 2GB in
> size, as RSTS/E does not like disk sizes larger than 2GB (you
> will get the repeated, rather funny message "THE DISK IS TOO LARGE!")
> If you have another RD54, you can use SAVRES to image the
> disk over to another RD54. If you want to replace the disk
> with a SCSI device, install the UC07 and disk drive, and then
> when the "Options <Start>" prompt comes up, type DSKINT. It
> will ask you which disk, so put in the correct DUxx:
> designator, we'll use DU1: in this example. Other than that,
> you can pick the defaults for everything else up to
> "Patterns? <3>". I'd let it do the 3 patterns to make sure
> the disk is reliable, but if you don't want to wait hours for
> the disk to initialize 3 times, you can put in '0' and 'Y' to
> erase the disk.
> Now that you have the freshly formatted disk, you should be
> returned to the DSKINT program, press Ctrl-Z. At the "Options
> <start>" prompt, type COPY.
> It'll prompt you for a disk, enter your DUxx: designator
> again for the SCSI device.It should then copy the correct
> files for a bootable (but not useful) system to the new disk.
> Hit CTRL-Z again and go ahead and start the system. Log in
> as 1,2 and hopefully you know the password, if you don't, at
> the "Continue system startup <YES>" prompt, just say no and
> then do a "SET PASSWORD [1,2]", then use "RUN $SHUTUP" to
> reboot the system.
> >From that point, all you need to do is use BACKUP and RESTORE once
> >logged in
> to move your data to the new disk. If you've got a > 2gb
> disk, you can DSKINT the other hard partition and run your
> backup file to that, otherwise you need a magtape for this.
> What you do is enter "BACKUP DU0:[*,*]*.* DU2:BACKUP.BCK"
> where DU0: would be the RD54 and DU1: would be the SCSI device.
> Then "RESTORE DU2:BACKUP.BCK DU1:" Go ahead and overwrite
> everything that was laid down by the COPY.
> If you have any questions, feel free to contact me off list
> or find me pretty much 24/7 in #ClassicCmp IRC on the
> Freenode network.
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