BACKING UP TO ALL DEVICES
This information is not comprehensive and should be used with the most up to date information from the manufacturer.
Before anything else - backup the HD EXEC-UPDAT:BP(A1,V1,T1 etc),ALL; APS BACKUP TO TAPE AND DAT TAPE DRIVE ACT-RTAPE:":CT:*",C; DUMP-APS:":C:",C,DB; DEA-RTAPE:C:; DAT DRIVE ACT-RTAPE:":DT:*",D; DUMP-APS:":D:",C,DB; DEA-RTAPE:D:; MO DRIVE - NON DUALLED
First check to see if the MO is dualling. This is self evident during an UPDAT as the
MO will also operate at the same time as the HD. If so go to next section.
TO ACTIVATE MO THE DISC SHOULD BE BLOCKED BY AMO (DIS-DDSM) ACT-DSSM:A1,6; TO DUMP TO MO DUMP-APS:":MO:/",,DB; (or PS) If asked whether you wish to overwrite the directory file - yes TO DEACTIVATE MO DEA-DSSM:A1,6; MO DRIVE - DUALLED
To back up a dualled drive first do an UPDAT as above and then REGEN, but do not copy the REGEN file to the MO as it will be automatically saved to the MO.
EXEC-UPDAT:BP(A1,V1,T1 etc),ALL; REGEN - BUT DO NOT COPY TO THE MO DEA-DSSM:A1,6; INSERT MO BACKUP DISC ACT-DSSM:A1,6; MO AUTOMATICALLY BACKS UP - LEAVE THIS MO IN SYSTEM THE OLD MO IS NOW THE BACKUP - PUT SOMEWHERE SAFE REGENERATING TO DISC DIS-VEGAS; Both SWU and ADS must be regenerated. If the STATUS is FREE then a new regen can take place. If the STATUS is FINISH then the regen will have to be deleted first. eg first line of old regen reads e.g. SWU:L31725E0005X00001 REGEN P30252B0011A60304 15.03.95 14:29 BOB FINISH To delete this regen DEL-VEGAS:SWU,L31725E0005X00001,REGEN,BOB; DEL-VEGAS:ADS,L31725E0005X00001,REGEN,BOB; To regen the system first reserve VEGAS CHA-VEGAS:SWU,PANDOTOCTRD150797,REGEN,JIM; CHA-VEGAS:ADS,PANDOTOCTRD150797,REGEN,JIM; The system number must be 17 letters long, the last 6 being the date, the remaining 11 being the customers name. The user code must NOT exceed 7 letters and this should be the name of the engineer completing the regen. Now regen the switch STA-REGEN:"JIM","PANDOTOCTRD150797",N,,,,,,SWU; STA-REGEN:"JIM","PANDOTOCTRD150797",N,,,,,,ADS; This process makes files called:- ":PAS:PANDOT/OCTRD150797/RE/SWU" and ":PAS:PANDOT/OCTRD150797/RE/ADS" IF A DUALLED SYSTEM - STOP AT THIS POINT! To check STA-INFO:":PAS:*/*/RE/*",S; Next copy both the regen files (SWU & ADS) to the Tape or MO i.e. TAPE STA-COPY:":PAS:PANDOT/OCTRD150797/RE/SWU",":C:150797/RE/SWU",; MO STA-COPY:":PAS:PANDOT/OCTRD150797/RE/SWU",":MO:150797/RE/SWU",;
To list the REGEN onto your computer: STA-LIST FILENAME=":PAS:[1st 6 of sys id]/[last 11 of sys id]/RE/SWU/ADS" FORMAT=T; When complete, edit the file in VEDIT. (CTRL N =
INITIALISING A TAPE STA-TINIT:":A1C6A:XXXXXX/XXXXXX"; The XXXXXX/XXXXXX is the name of the tape
MO DISC - DUALLING Always disable MO dualling if working on a MO. If updating the software be very carefull and check with support. DIS-DDSM:A1; to see if dualling is running. If dualled and active SYNCHRON will be showing. Controller 1 will be function: MASTER Controller 6 will be function: SLAVE Make a note of what partitions are active To stop dualling - deactivate the active partitions DEA-DDRSM:A1,6,E; DEA-DDRSM:A1,6,F; DEA-DDRSM:A1,6,G; DEA-DDRSM:A1,6,H; DIS-DDSM:A1; all partitions on the MO (controller 6) should now be blocked To activate dualling - activate the all the needed partitions ACT-DDRSM:A1,1,E,6,E,Y; ACT-DDRSM:A1,1,F,6,F,Y; ACT-DDRSM:A1,1,G,6,G,Y; ACT-DDRSM:A1,1,H,6,H,Y; WARNING !!!!! IF YOU DEACTIVATE BOTH DEVICES (MAYBE WHILST CHANGING A HD) THEN THE FIRST TO BE ACTIVATED WILL BE THE MASTER. ALWAYS ACTIVATE THE HD FIRST!
MO DISC - INITIALISATION AND FORMATTING TO FORMAT AND INITIALISE A MO DISC DEA-DSSM:A1,6; STA-FORM:A1,":A1H61:",Y; This takes at least 10 minutes STA-INIT:A1,":A1H61:"; CHA-DSSM:A1,6; ACT-DSSM:A1,6; On V3.5 or later systems try a STA-INIT without the STA-FORM, it usually works a treat! ADDING A MO DRIVE ADD-DCSM:A1,6,HD,"MOD "; The two spaces after MOD are very important ADD-DASM:A1,6,160&3309,4096&512 ADD-DLSM:A1,6,F,":MO:"&":XT:";
SOFT RESTART EXE-REST:UNIT,A1,SOFT;
DELETING VEGAS FILES STA-DEL:":PAS:VEGAS/DATEI";
QUICK LIST SPEED DIAL = ZRNGZ DEACTIVATING DRIVES = DSSM LISTING DRIVES = DDSM DEACTIVATING LINKS etc = LSSM IDENTIFYING PORTS = SDSU
COPING PATCHES TO DISC STA-COPY:":PDS:PATCH/DIR/*/",":C:PATCH/DIR/*"; STA-COPY:":PDS:PATCH/*",":C:PATCH/*"; LISTING FILES STA-INFO:":PDS:/",S; Lists all files in the PDS area - switch off duaLling first as this reduces the time taken to read the files as it looks at the MO as well. PDS:/OPT - directory with optional patches PDS:/APSP - LTG or LCU directories with loadware files STA-LIST - gives all the information on one file only. i.e. STA-LIST:":PAS:HENDSL/IEGHI150402/RE/SWU",,,T,; swu regen file
Last revised: December 19, 2010