IBM DASD alternatives?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Thu Dec 8 14:45:21 CST 2005

Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Thursday 08 December 2005 14:24, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>DASD isn't a requisite of using a mainframe.  Just use minidisks. 
>>DASD is mostly used for data storage.  Although there are a lot of
>>setups out there that IPL from DASD, I would venture to say that most
>>setups IPL from minidisk.  Not that most setups IPL that often.
> Pardon my ignorance, but how do you have minidisks without some DASD to 
> put them on?

Oh.  I almost forgot.  You can also boot VM from tape and create a 
virtual minidisk in storage.

Peace...  Sridhar

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