Re: VMS 5.0
- From: Bob Eager <news0001@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: 8 Nov 2011 23:34:14 GMT
On Tue, 08 Nov 2011 23:08:39 +0100, Johnny Billquist wrote:
On 2011-11-08 22.11, John Wallace wrote:aaf0-8bf7e6bce...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
On Nov 8, 7:42 pm, Johnny Billquist<b...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2011-11-08 15.50, Bob Koehler wrote:
The more likely contents are the standanlone backup kit. IIRC, the
actual VMS software was distributed on magtape,TK50 and removeable
Some VMS update kits were distributed on TU58.
One of the 3.x update kits was on several TU58, at the time the
only option for 11/750 owners. (I think it was on 8" floppies
for 11/780). At the time only full installs shipped on 9-track.
It took so long to ingest from TU58 and DEC got so many
complaints that DEC decided, and loudly declared at the next
DECUS symposium, that in the future _all_ kits would be
available on 9-track.
Then CD became the standard media for Alpha, and available for
VAX, so we immediately ordered a Qbus CD reader for our MV II.
I can't even imagine how many TU58 it would take for a full VMS
distribution. About 100 tapes maybe? Considering that the standalone
backup alone is 5 RX01 floppies, and the capacity of the TU58 is
similar, the number of disks/tapes even for some update kit quickly
becomes ridiculous as far as the number of media is concerned.
Speaking of ridiculous, nobody wants to mention MicroVMS on RX50s? Fair
I actually installed that. I seem to remember it was 23 RX50. Took some
We had a couple of 8200s, and ISTR that by that time it was about 40 RX50
(but might have been 80!). I know it was available. Luckily they were
clustered with an 8800...
Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
*lightning protection* - a w_tom conductor
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