Famous operational issues

bzs at theworld.com bzs at theworld.com
Wed Feb 24 00:08:05 UTC 2021

Anyone remember when DEC delivered a new VMS version (V5 I think)
whose backups didn't work, couldn't be restored?

BU did, the hard way, when the engineering dept's faculty and student
disk failed.

DEC actually paid thousands of dollars for typist services to come and
re-enter whatever was on paper and could be re-entered.

I think that was the day I won the Unix vs VMS wars at BU anyhow.

        -Barry Shein

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