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vrepair to the sys volume on 4.11

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we have two drives with two volumes, sys & sys~1.
If I dismount sys~1 I can run vrepair on it. If I dismount the sys volume and type load vrepair from the fs1 prompt I get an error message that it can't be loaded. Its like the chicken before the egg.

If I down the server and exit to dos I'm at the c:\nwserver prompt.

vrepair.nlm and long.nam are in the nwserver volume.

from the dos prompt if I type load c:\nwserver\long.nam, and then type loac c:\nwserver\vrepair.nlm would that work or is there something else I need to do.

Since this is the sys volume I don't want to be experimenting and screw something up. We are geting ready to create an image file of the sys volume with server magic and want to use the purge function with vrepair
to make sure its a healthy volume.
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The good trick is to load long and then load vrepair, and then switch back to the system console and dismount the sys vol.  Get the utility into memory before dismounting the volume.
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by:gardnerbartlett
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can I switch back to the system console without exiting vrepair?
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by:geoffryn
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Yes Just use ALT-ESC
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by:DSPoole
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actually, use V_LONG.NLM to load Long file name support for VRepair first - then load Vrepair, then dismount the volume.
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do I type "load long.nam" or "load v_long.nlm to load long file name support?
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by:DSPoole
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Well - LONG.NAM should be loaded in the STARTUP.NCF - unless you bypassed the STARTUP.NCF at start up of the server it should load automatically.  If it doesn't then use the LOAD LONG at the console prompt.

I've always just had to simply LOAD V_LONG then do a LOAD VREPAIR then DISMOUNT SYS then go back and continue with VREPAIR.

You can switch between screens by using CTRL-ESC at the console or ALT-F1 when using RCONSOLE and selecting "Select a screen to view".
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both answers were correct. DSpool was more detailed but geoffryn was answered first. I'm awarding 50 points to DSpool on another question I'm posting. Thanks for your comments.
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by:gardnerbartlett
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On case someone reads this as a PAQ I pasted the comment below from Dspool  that was added to the "points to DSpool" question".  It was only after I typed   "load c:\nwserver\v_long.nlm" from the fs1 prompt would vrepair start on the sys volume.

Pasted commnet below from DSpoo

Normally the LOAD LONG is in the C:\NWSERVER\STARTUP.NCF and loads during bootup.

                     However, you MUST load V_LONG.NLM manually when repairing a SYS volume.  It will load automatically
                     when loading any other volume other than SYS.
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by:gardnerbartlett
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On case someone reads this as a PAQ I pasted the comment below from Dspool  that was added to the "points to DSpool" question".  It was only after I typed   "load c:\nwserver\v_long.nlm" from the fs1 prompt would vrepair start on the sys volume.

Pasted commnet below from DSpool

Normally the LOAD LONG is in the C:\NWSERVER\STARTUP.NCF and loads during bootup.                     However, you MUST load V_LONG.NLM manually when repairing a SYS volume.  It will load automatically
when loading any other volume other than SYS.
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by:pwstrain
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I know this is after the fact, but I just do a SEARCH ADD C:\NWSERVER before running vrepair and dismounting volumes. Then vrepair goes out and find the appropriate namespace nlm and loads it on the fly.
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pwstrain
thanks for your comment.
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