Re: Purging across nodes deletes the only version of a file
- From: martyn <martyn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 18:02:52 GMT
The original problem was that there was initially only one version of
a file and it was deleted by a PURGE command which included a search
string with both elements pointing to the same directory with DECnet
being involved because of different nodes. You said it was a problem
due to the search list. So I set up the same thing minus the different
nodes part and the file was not purged, UNLIKE the OP's original
problem in which the file WAS deleted. Therefore, the problem is
something more than just "misuse of a search list". (My examples were
run on VAX/VMS v6.2 with all mandatory ECO kits applied.)
That's correct, and I included a demonstration that there was no problem when purging locally, only when purging remotely. So really it's "inconsistent behaviour of search lists"
FWIW we're making the problem go away by redefining the search list logical, but there's still an underlying problem there somewhere.
For the benefit of those who may come across this in the future; this has been identified by HP as a bug in the way DELETE.EXE handles file versions, they've supplied me with a fixed DELETE.EXE and will build it into a future ECO.