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Re: Upgrade path


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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