True, you could not jump versions back then. Spent lots of nights watching 9" reels spin very very very slowly........

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/20/2012 1:21 PM, Jack Kingsley wrote:
maybe back then you couldn't go direct, you had to do them in order. When
was this, 1989'ish I think.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM, John McKee<jmmckee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Another ancient history type of question, unfortunately, but it is nagging
> me.
> Back in the last century, The B50 had v1r2m0 on it. We received tapes
> from another State agency. All was well. Even after they upgraded to
> v1r3m0. Then, they upgraded to v2 and we could not read the tapes
> (SAVOBJ format, as I dimly recall). We were told, by our IBM rep,
> that we would have to upgrade to v1r3, then do a second upgrade. A
> lot of foor dragging, and then we were told we could upgrade directly
> to v2. A night I still remember.
> Does anybody know if we were initially misled by our IBM rep
> concerning the n-2 upgrade?
> This doesn't matter a hill of beans. But, it sure created a lot of
> heat at the time.
> John McKee
> --

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