Jim Kingdon's VMSBACKUP page
I have done some work on VMSBACKUP, a (partial) clone of the VMS
BACKUP utility. The lastest version as far as I know is 4.1.1.
There's source code for 4.1 at
I don't think I still have a copy. I'd suggest asking on the free-vms
mailing list; see free-vms.org.
Last I looked VMSBACKUP4-1-1.ZIP was available for download at ftp://ftp.lp.se/free-vms/
(Richard Levitte's site).
Errata/issues (some of these may be helpful in building/using
VMSBACKUP, some are probably more of interest to future maintainers):
- Someone reported that the Sun compiler on Solaris (2.5.1) was
unable to find getopt.h. According to the Single Unix Specification
(version 2), we should change
#include "getopt.h" to
- The README file should be updated to point to this web site as
well as www.free-vms.org.
Should remove my email address in lieu of the web links.
- The distribution contains no mention of copying terms. I hereby
disclaim copyright to my changes, putting them in the public domain,
and as far as I know the rest of VMSBACKUP is in the public domain as
well. A statement to this effect should be added to the sources.
- Kevin Handy has submitted some patches.
Jim Kingdon's Free-VMS page