• Subject: RE: Tape Exchange between AS/400 and NCR
  • From: "Popeil, Russ" <Russ.Popeil@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 20:10:58 -0700

The file record length and a bloklength is some multiple of the record
length. If we use the following example 

        File record length = 50 bytes 
        you might try a block length of 1000  (arbitrary but a mutilple of
the 50 bytes)
        This means that there are 20, 50 byte records per block. 

The tape created on the NCR machine should control the blocking
Remember to request Fixed block and you must know the record length and the
Blocklength.  again this is created on the NCR machine.  

Another thought there may be an incapability between the two 8mm drives. Ie.
Different methods of writing to tape etc. You should try a test an see what
happens. 

Good Luck. 
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: Friday, May 01, 1998 10:30 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Tape Exchange between AS/400 and NCR
> 
> Hi Russ,
> 
> Been a LONG time since I did much with tapes that included blocking, etc.
> outside
> of the normal default stuff... How do you go about determining the
> record/block
> length on the NCR and what commands are used ?
> 
> Thanks !
> 
> Chuck
> 
> Popeil, Russ 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) ?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance !
> > >
> > > Chuck
> > >
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