Maintenance (Revisited)
After I wrote the last entry, I have installed the VMS updates that I had downloaded before. Of course, after backing up the system disk.
Rebooted once – and, as expected, all processes restarted. Like a charm.

Second, I have changed some system parameters: The number of processes has been cut down to about half – the maximal number of processes running on the system is about 60, so keeping over 200 slots is, well, slightly overdone :). I still have to check the T4 statistics, but the impression is it did help.

Still to be done: clean-up and re-organization of the system disk. Backup took a LONG time, there are quite some files that are really big: the web backups, for instance, take a lot of space – and time. These files can be very badly fragmented : I got one that was split into over 7000 fragments….

The webs – kept on my workstation – have been completely written to DVD as an archive. So a real backup of the PUBLIC web is not relly needed: most files are rather static.

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SYSMGR - or System Manager. On VMS, this is what a System Adminsitrator is on Unix and Windows - and a bit more. A VMS user, developer and system manager for years, alsmost as long as I'm in IT.

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