On 2015-01-15 06:59, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 11:01:55PM +0100, Johnny
Nah. The problem is simpler than that. It all relates to the fact
that files under RSX are very different than under Unix. File in RSX
are organized in different ways. And virtual tapes are of variable
sized records. So, how would I communicate that across FTP? And the
actual length of those records?
Is there some kind of backup/archiving tool on rsx which you
could wrap files and metadata in?
Before transfer to bag-of-bytes systems?
Yes. I could certainly do that. However, that means someone would need
to write an unpacking tool from this format, and to then write some
"userful" output under a Unix system. But this would definitely be doable.
But it's not some kind of backup/archive tool that is needed. Any such
tool would have the same "problematic" output file.
But I've written a tool in the past that can encode binary files in a
text file format. Similar to uuencode/uudecode. And then you have a text
file which still preserves all the metadata of the original file.
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