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Re: System 36 and Machine 36


On 01 Feb 2013 10:50, Chamara Withanachchi wrote:
I do not look in to this old server as it is managed by another guy
in company, but the migration came to me. According to my colleague
it's in v4r3 and having TCP card and he specially mention that it's
running on M/36 (as I know it's a 150 box)

AFaIK the migration utilities were all removed since some V5 release, so the actual migration might be easier using the old system. The source members and data members can all be moved easily enough, but the conversion features went away with the utilities. I forget the means to move the data to media on the S/36, but the Restore S/36 File (RSTS36F) restores the file data to the new system and the Restore S/36 Library Members (RSTS36LIBM) to restore the /objects/ into source files QS36SRC and QS36PRC and into the data files QS36LOD and QS36SBR. Many of the S/36 library objects will be worthless without the associated CVTS36xxx commands however; e.g. without CVTS36QRY, its associated member in QS36SBR is just taking up storage. At the following link are some documents for "migration" from the System/36; search on that in the page presented here:

Or my next option is let the current system run as it is and rewrite
everything in new box and migrate data to DB2 files and let them use
new application.

If the new application is done outside of the S/36EE then that would probably be best. Best because that could avoid migration of most eveything other than the database data and metadata. For example, migrating the users, libraries, and library contents are not very relevant if the new application is not running under the S/36E; all that OCL and anything else dependent on S/36-like features would be moot. Test and verify the ETL of the data, plus the results under the new application, then schedule a cutoff for the final ETL event followed by bringing the new application online to the new system.

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