• Subject: Re: CISC to RISC conversion questions
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 12:07:51 -0500
  • In-Reply-To: <v03110700b0a760024b5b@[199.183.45.122]>

Hi,
>
>From our perspective, the conversion is basically: Save the old, Load the
>new, Run the conversion, and load the upgrades from all of our software
>vendors.

Not quite.  You actually load all your old software (except for QSYS)
including LPP, and then run the release update.
>
>But the devil is in the details.  FOLLOW THE ROADMAP!
>
>Uh, we -did- cheat a little-- we did NOT run a RCLSTG on the old machines
>first.  But our operations staff is always fanatical about checking our
>backups for damaged objects, which is perhaps -the- main reason to run the
>RCLSTG.  I plan to sneak a RCLSTG on the old machines before we trash them
>just to see how long it takes.  (we haven't run one almost forever, and
>we're afraid how long it will take on a production machine)

Danger, danger.  There is subtle damage that SAVxxx won't find that I
classify as 'CISC Garbage' that RISC will not tollerate.  Omitting the
RCLSTG is a big NO NO from my perspective.

Al




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