How to take the SLD data home with you
These instruction tell you how to get make a copy of the SLD data on 8mm tapes
that you can take back to your home institution and read using IDA.
Figure out what data you actually want, and then look in the appropriate
DATACAT files to figure out how many cartridges
worth of data that is. For the remainer of this note
we will assume you want to copy the data identified in the
datacat as GREATDATA.
Go to Radio Shack and buy some 8mm tapes. You
can fit (roughly) 10 cartridges worth of data onto one 8mm tape.
drives are in room Y131 on the first floor of the central Lab annex
(approximately under the library). This room contains the SLDA1 alpha and two
8mm drives labelled SLDA1$MUB0 and SLDA1$MUB100. It also contains a tape
stacker. Try the stacker first. Here are instructions
for using it. If it is not operational,
choose one of the individual tape
drives and place your 8mm tape in it (we assume you are using SLDA1$MUB0 here).
You can log onto SLDA1 using
your SLACVX username and password.
Now you need to write a simple command file to
copy the data using IDA....here is an example of a suitable .COM file.
Note that the .COM file first labels the 8mm tape, here we are using a
lable of MYTAPE, you can use any 6-letter label you like (but remember it
as you will need to know the label when you come to read the data).
$ define intape slda1$mub0
$ mount/foreign intape
$ run disk$sld_usr0:[tonyj.vaxtap]einit_tv
write using inlist rectype *
rectype event copy
rectype other copy
opentape read GREATDATA
open write intape:MYTAPE.filename;1
! substitute a good name in place of "filename"
If you want to copy more than one set of data onto the 8mm tape you
can continue with:
opentape read MOREGREATDATA
open write intape:MYTAPE.filename;2
! substitute another name in place of "filename"
Now you are ready to submit this .COM file as a batch job, use the
following command (we assume you called your .COM file COPY.COM).
If you experience any problems following these instructions, please let