3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2010 9:48 PM by 770028

    Where have the Rdb7/VAX files gone?

    770028
      Hi,

      I'm probably the only person on this planet to care about this but:
      A while ago I saw Rdb7 for OpenVMS/VAX for download on the download page. Recently, this download is not available any more, only Rdb7/Itanium

      Is there any way to get the VMS/VAX files from somewhere? Did anyone mirror them for example?

      Thanks
      -Michael
        • 1. Re: Where have the Rdb7/VAX files gone?
          75407
          user10315420 wrote:
          Hi,

          I'm probably the only person on this planet to care about this but:
          A while ago I saw Rdb7 for OpenVMS/VAX for download on the download page. Recently, this download is not available any more, only Rdb7/Itanium

          Is there any way to get the VMS/VAX files from somewhere? Did anyone mirror them for example?

          Thanks
          -Michael
          It's nice to know you care ;-)

          Certainly at http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/rdb7/index.html I can see downloads for Rdb7/OpenVMS/Alpha

          ... Obviously an Alpha is not a VAX; though as far as I am aware VAX manufacture ceased arround 2000, or certainly by 2005.

          ... There are still a couple of VAX references at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/rdb/index.html

          Note that http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/rdb/htdocs/rdb7/orardb_lifesupport.html is relevant

          Viewing http://download.oracle.com/otndocs/products/rdb/pdf/rdbtf05_bizupdate.pdf page 47 implies Rdb 7.0 was available on VAX (not Rdb 7.1). As Rdb 7.01 ended extended support 7      Aug 2009 it it unlikely to be available for download unless you have a support policy.

          Rgds - bigdelboy.
          • 2. Re: Where have the Rdb7/VAX files gone?
            770028
            Hmm okay so I have just been, like, 7 months too late and now I'm out of luck?

            Sad. I really wanted my VAX to have at least one useful job instead of just collecting dust.

            What would be the way of obtaining a software? Is there anything like an "hobbyist license"? I run my VAX under such a license. Or what kind of support contract would be needed (My company might have one, can I get Rdb/VAX with an active Oracle/Windows support license?)

            If I obtained the software through any other means (for example from someone who downloaded it in 2009), would that be okay?

            It should be obvious that I don't have any production use in mind ;-)

            Thanks
            -Michael
            • 3. Re: Where have the Rdb7/VAX files gone?
              770028
              post removed by the author because it was an accidental double-post