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Two directories in one? [message #126074] Thu, 30 June 2005 16:48 Go to next message
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Registered: June 2005
Location: St. Louis
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At the root level of the system, there seems to be two direrctories. Not understanding this and how this works may have caused some problems. Can you please explain this: http://www.gelsana.com/explain_this.htm
Re: Two directories in one? [message #126103 is a reply to message #126074] Thu, 30 June 2005 23:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
This is a side effect of VMS' clustering software.
A more useful command at this point would be
Show Default - which would probably show that your default directory is pointing to two directories at the same time.

Look up the docs on system directories for clusters and do a -
Show Log / system - which will help unravel where things point to.

Basically if you set default to a system logical name, then that maps to two directories - one which is common for all nodes in the cluster and a second one which is specific for that machine.

You can see this if you do a -
Show Log sys$manager

I don't have a VMS system here so I can't give you live examples.
But you'll get dual directory listings for nearly all the system logical roots, SYS$MANAGER, SYS$ERROR, SYS$SYSTEM... etc
Should all point to SYS$SPECIFIC: and SYS$COMMON:

Dougie McGibbon
Re: Two directories in one? [message #185921 is a reply to message #126103] Fri, 04 August 2006 04:47 Go to previous message
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Registered: July 2006
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