13:50 Jul 21, 2018
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
English term or phrase: volumes
Context (taken from https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.os.vms/Cu8qX-Sm...

I am wondering if it is now ok to covert ODS-2 volumes to ODS-5
There seems to be more and more HP based software like java, python and
others that require ODS-5 as their volumes. Is it now safe to run ODS-5
volumes for production systems.
Nam Vo
Local time: 20:49

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4 +1volumes
Robin Levey

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1

You're right, "volume" refers to the top-level structure of a storage medium (hard disk, pendrive, etc.) which serves to identify the place of storage, rather than holding any actual data. Most commonly: "drive" or "partition".

The term was adopted in IT by analogy with "volumes" in the book world (think of "volumes" of an encyclopedia).

Robin Levey
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Asker: Thank you very much, Robin :)

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