Imaging DEC uVAX MFM drives
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Tue Aug 29 18:55:48 CDT 2006
> The RD53 is from uVAX II with a RQDX3.
And this makes me think of something I don't think anyone has directly
warned you of. Sort out everything with another drive than this. *IF* it
will spin up, you want to get the data off of it without powering it back
down. RD53's were unreliable 10-20 years ago, they can't have gotten any
> The RD23 is from a uVAX I with a RQDX3.
RD23? Assuming this isn't a typo, what on earth is an RD23?
> (BTW, it also have a VAXstation 3100-m38 with RZ(something) SCSI drive
> which I successfully imaged on a PC with SCSI capabilities)
> Yep, I think Pat's idea to do a diskless/network boot of NetBSD and then
> image off from there is the way to go.
Actually you might have another solution here. Is the VAXstation 3100-m38
running VMS? If it is, has TCP/IP, and the SCSI HD has enough free space,
simply net-boot VMS. Though if you're more comfortable with Pat's idea,
it's probably the better solution.
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