Ultrix for DECstations
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Thu Nov 10 13:50:52 CST 2005
Adrian Graham wrote:
> On 10/11/05 19:15, "Allison" <ajp166 at bellatlantic.net> wrote:
>>>(The only load media on this big-iron VAX is a TZ887 tape library so I'm
>>>going to install VMS onto the boot disk by plugging it into a VAX 3100-90
>>>with a BA350 storage shelf then all I have to do is put that disk into the
>>>6660's HSJ50-powered storage array and boot it......try doing THAT on any
>>>other OS :oD VMS is VMS is VMS.....)
>>I've done that for years using RD54s and then SCSI disks, easiest way to do
>>a VMS install for 20 systems. Do it once then clone the drive, doent matter
>>what the system varient was so long as it can interface to the drive.
>>Beat the tar or hackup out of using TK50.
> Yup, and it's good to watch people's faces when they don't believe that such
> behaviour is possible. I also had some fun last week with someone who'd been
> 'educated' in the ways of Windows 'clusters' - it took him several minutes
> to come to terms with a filesystem that was accessible by any machine in the
> cluster *at the same time* and one that was set up in minutes. He wanted to
> know why such a filesystem wasn't everywhere and I couldn't honestly answer
> him other than saying 'cost'.
It's not cost. It's stupidity, unfortunately.
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