If you have two drives of the same volume name in VMS that will cause
issues. You did not provide a lot of detail to give you specific answers.
Its complex but here is a starting point
I am a hobbyist in vms, not an expert.
On Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 8:46 AM Nigel Johnson Ham via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
I am trying to format a couple of SCSI drives on the
Alpha. They are
connected using the external cable and are mounted in an Open Storage
Systems (OSS) box. The drives were working when removed from a PC.
SRM shows only one of them coming up as DKA200. I have set the two
drive ID switches to 2 and 3.
Lack of info is hampering me, I have gleaned form various sources that
the following command should work:
>>t scsi format a 2 0
which just returns
immediately, without doing anything.
VMS allows me to ini the disk, but then when I try to mount it, I get an
operator services message saying it is offline, please mount volume in
Anybody with experience here?
Nigel Johnson, MSc., MIEEE, MCSE VE3ID/G4AJQ/VA3MCU
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