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user10315420 wrote:It's nice to know you care ;-)
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?
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.
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 ;-)
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