I am starting to think the person who set this server up initially did not know what he was doing. Brian Schl. very much thinks so, he is a professional VAX admin.
why is the PERMQUOTA=1000000 ?? Seems very high for this era of a system.
I guess I'd say the most important assumption NOT to make is to assume that persons from the past knew what they were doing. Equally important, don't listen to people today either, they may not know what they're talking about either. Best to do it yourself.
The last thing I will do is back up the entire boot OS so I can keep a copy of what it was. I may just install an entirely new VMS version onto DKB300.