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Edited by John Burke
Upon completing an
INSTALL and RELOAD, STAGEMAN does not see my BULDACCT-FIX staging
area. I ran Patch/iX to set things up again, but it will not allow me
to create the BULDACCT-FIX staging area because it says it already
exists. STAGEMAN will not allow me to delete it because it
doesnt see it. I tried to purge the folder, but I get file
security errors. How can I fix my staging area?
Goetz Neumann replies:
normal. Stage/iX relies on information found via the LIF directory,
which got deleted by the ISL>INSTALL. There is a RECOVER command
in STAGEMAN for that purpose.
Is there a way for
us to get a hardware map using the STM? I dont want to reboot
just to get a hardware map, but I do not know another way to do
John Clogg replies:
The map that
you get when you enter the MAP command is constructed by a hardware
scan, not from the system configuration. The reason it displays so
rapidly is because the map is built when the STM daemons are first
launched. To re-scan the system and refresh the map, use the
REMAPSYSTEM command (can be abbreviated RS).
CSTM will tell you
how long its expected to take and request confirmation. Once
you confirm, the re-mapping function begins. After it completes, the
map command will display the new map. If you want to know when the
re-mapping operation is complete, you can type WAIT at the prompt and
CSTM will suspend until the map completes. You get another prompt
when it is complete.
What things count
against a systems user license?
Gavin Scott replies:
This has been
well documented and vetted in the HP 3000 FAQ: www.3kassociates.com/faq/hpfaq03.html#3.10.
Are the SuperDLT
Tape drives supported on HP 3000 N-Class boxes?
Giles Schipper replies:
the 2003 MPE I/O roadmap presented by Jim Hawkins, SDLT with
SDLT data cartridges stores 110GB uncompressed and achieves 11Mb/sec
sustained IO rate. It is able to READ DLT IV cartridges written by
DLT4/7/8000 devices. During our initial evaluation of SDLT devices we
found some minor incompatibilities with our existing tape drivers.
These incompatibilities along with uncertainty (at that time) about
HPs Tape Roadmap and the fact that they are not 100 percent
media compatible with existing DLTs led us to the decision to not
invest in these devices. The bottom line: SuperDLT is not
supported by HP. Whether or not they will work with the N-Class is
unclear to me.
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