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OpenVMS__SLS ABSE01A021 Archive/Backup System ECO Summary

NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file. The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded by typing RUN compressed_file. The resultant file will be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which can be used to install the ECO. Copyright (c) Digital Equipment Corporation 1997. All rights reserved. PRODUCT: Archive/Backup System for OpenVMS with SLS (Storage Library System) OP/SYS: OpenVMS VAX OpenVMS Alpha SOURCE: Digital Equipment Corporation ECO INFORMATION: ECO Kit Name: ABSE01A021 ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None ECO Kit Approximate Size: 252 Blocks Kit Applies To: Archive/Backup System (ABS) for OpenVMS V2.1A on Storage Library System (SLS) V2.9 OpenVMS VAX V6.1, V6.2, V7.0, V7.1 OpenVMS Alpha V6.1, V6.1-1H1, V6.1-1H2, V6.2, V6.2-1H1, V6.2-1H2, V6.2-1H3 V7.0, V7.1 System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: No Installation Rating: 1 - To be installed on all systems running the Archive/Backup System V2.1A. NOTE: In order to receive the full fixes listed in this kit, the following remedial kits also need to be installed: None ECO KIT SUMMARY: This kit contains a correction to a problem found in Archive/Backup System (ABS) Version 2.1A for OpenVMS as shipped on the Q3CY97 OpenVMS consolidated product distributions for OpenVMS VAX and OpenVMS Alpha and packaged in the Storage Library System (SLS) Version 2.9 media kit. In ABS Version 2.1A, if you created an incremental save request and specified only a disk name, only the disk name was passed to the OpenVMS BACKUP Utility. This produced incorrect behavior for an incremental backup operation. Solution: This has been corrected for ABS Version 2.1A-ECO1. If you specify only a disk name, ABS will append [000000...]* to the end of the disk name and pass this specification to the VMS BACKUP command. This is the correct behavior for an incremental backup operation. To verify that you have the correct version of the file ABS$TEMPLATES:VMS_BACKUP-2.INCREMENTAL_ARCHIVE_TEMPLATE, type the file and make sure that the BACKUP command is the same one as shown in the following example: $ TYPE ABS$TEMPLATES:VMS_BACKUP-2.INCREMENTAL_ARCHIVE_TEMPLATE Correct_Example: . . . DEFINE SYS$COMMAND SYS$INPUT:{CR} BACKUP {DMWR.include_device_name}{DMWR.include_object_name} -{CR} . . . Incorrect_Example: . . . DEFINE SYS$COMMAND SYS$INPUT:{CR} BACKUP {DMWR.wildcard_include_spec} -{CR} . . . Potential Impact The problem found in ABS Version 2.1A occurred when an incremental save request specified only a disk name. This problem can cause data to be lost because the save request would complete with a successful status even though no data was saved. INSTALLATION NOTES: Use the following procedure to install ABS Version 2.1A-ECO1: 1. Log in to the SYSTEM account 2. Enter the following DCL command at the system prompt: $ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL ABSE01A021 save set location Where: save set location is a tape drive or a disk directory specification.

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