• Subject: Re: Tape Exchange between AS/400 and NCR
  • From: Chuck Lewis <CLEWIS@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 03 May 1998 21:46:30 -0400

Thanks Vernon !

I have him try this; plus check his manual(s) for the other stuff !

Chuck



Vernon Hamberg wrote:

> Russ, Chuck, et al.
>
> At 09:04 AM 5/1/1998 -0700, you wrote:
> >Chuck
> >Just a thought
> >the tapes created on the NCR must be created as IBM standard label tapes and
> >the data copied to the tape using record length and blocking.
> >The tape is then read in the 400 using the CPYFRMTAP command
> >
> >Russ Popeil - IBM Certified Specialist - RPG Programmer & AS/400 Sales
> >Associate
> >Avnet Computer - Integrated Solutions. Bottom-Line Results.
> >Office: 516-677-9346, Fax: 516-677-0296, Beeper: 516-786-5846
> >eMail:  Russ.popeil@avnet.com
> >http://www.avnetcomputer.com
> >
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From:        Chuck Lewis [SMTP:CLEWIS@IQUEST.NET]
> >> Sent:        Thursday, April 30, 1998 9:07 PM
> >> To:  MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> >> Subject:     Tape Exchange between AS/400 and NCR
> >>
> >> Hi Folks,
> >>
> >> I had a friend ask me if I could find the answer to a problem he is
> >> having. They have an IBM AS/400e 9406-620 and an NCR 3450 running Unix
> >> (AT&T) SUR4. The NCR has an 8mm drive and the AS/400  hasa 9427-210 8mm.
> >> They want to know how to get data from the NCR to the AS/400. They have
> >> tried the tape method with no success (and limited technical knowledge
> >> so they may be missing something...). They are migrating from the NCR to
> >> the AS/400. Anybody done this (NCR to AS/400, tape to tape OR something
> >> else) ?
>
> I've only had a little experience working with tapes in other formats.
> However, I think the options are much wider than Russ suggests. CPYFRMTAP
> has all kinds of parameters that let you read/write from/to almost anything
> that's been done with tape over the years, UNIX, mainframe, whatever. The
> REELS parameter, e.g., has a 'no labels' setting (*NL). This suggests that,
> in fact, the NCR tape does -not- need standard labeling, which is one of
> the other options (*SL). Talk to the people that generated the tape and
> find out what they've done. Also, read the tape device programming manual.
>
> HTH
>
> Vernon Hamberg
> Systems Software Programmer
> Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
> 400 Second Avenue South
> Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
> (612) 371-1111 x480
>
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