January 2010

Not the Sydney Morning Herald:   Do we really need the Java, Apache, and PHP on our production machines to manage them? What are your views of Systems Management Homepage, a tool that is the "single system management solution for managing OpenVMS"? (104 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

Single member shadow sets:   I wholeheartedly support Bob Gezelter's proposal that HP change the licensing terms for Host Based Volume Shadowing to allow no-cost single member shadow sets. (176 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

How much faster is FAST I/O?:   Quite some time ago, I was asked how much better FAST I/O is than say, accessing the data via reading blocks with $QIOW. I didn't know at the time, and if you've spent any time in this game, you'll know that "I don't know" is an unacceptable answer. The correct response is "I'll find out!". (281 words, 3 comments, 0 pings)

Race condition in SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM:   How to avoid temporary file name collisions, and how not to use sysman input files. (341 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)