• Subject: Re: Tape Exchange between AS/400 and NCR
  • From: Chuck Lewis <CLEWIS@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 10:23:50 -0400

Thanks Russ !

I am thankful for ALL/ANY help I can get to pass along to them !

Chuck

Popeil, Russ wrote:

> 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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