Enhancement to Backup

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Enhancement to Backup

Post by abrsvc » Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:35 am

I wasn't sure where to put this, so here it is...

A recent topic in comp.os.vms centered around inquiring info about a backup saveset. The only way to see this is to utilize BACKUP/LIST which will read the entire saveset. Is there any chance that a BACKUP/INFO option could be added to display the saveset information without the need to read the entire saveset? It would appear that this information resides in the first block or two. I know that I have had to examine savesets in the past and this would make things much quicker/easier. I suspect that this would also be trivial to implement.

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Re: Enhancement to Backup

Post by arne_v » Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:11 pm

Seems like a nice feature.
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Re: Enhancement to Backup

Post by dirk.bogaerts » Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:49 am

Good suggestion the /INFO
And reduce the high CPU consumption with the /LIST option (CPU ~ 90% of elapsed) :shock:

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Re: Enhancement to Backup

Post by imiller » Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:58 am

This would be a useful addition with the option of sending the output to a file for later processing.
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Re: Enhancement to Backup

Post by volkerhalle » Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:39 am

There is already the BCKSUM tool providing this kind of information:

http://vms2linux.de/bcksum.html

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Re: Enhancement to Backup

Post by abrsvc » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:35 am

Thanks for the pointer Volker, but in my case, the client would like to examine savesets in OpenVMS not from Linux or Windows. The BCKSUM utility does is not available for OpenVMS per your reference.

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Re: Enhancement to Backup

Post by volkerhalle » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:40 am

Dan,

this BCKSUM tool is of course available on OpenVMS. See the download links for OpenVMS, Windows and Linux on the first line...

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