how to open the .bak file on OpenVMS?

October 20, 2010 at 02:16:56
Specs: OpenVMS
I have files with .bak extension. Could you please help me how to open these .bak files on OpenVms OS?

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#1
October 20, 2010 at 06:41:26
If this file was produced on VMS, it is most probably a VMS BACKUP saveset.
try BACKUP/LIST file.bak/SAVE
If it gives You an error, it can still be a backup file, but having wrong record attributes due to some (network-)transfer.
Try to find one of the fix_saveset programs on the net, like
http://wwwvms.mpp.mpg.de/vms$common...
(for Alpha only), or
http://wwwvms.mpp.mpg.de/vms$common...

Newer VMS versions have BACKUP/REPAIR , try that.

File extensions in VMS are arbitrary, so a .bak file can of course be anything else.
On unix and windows systems .bak files are often editor "backup" files.

Joseph Huber, http://www.huber-joseph.de
ITRC


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October 21, 2010 at 00:08:15
Thanks. It really helped me..

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