That pretty much was what I thought on the 2nd question will v5r1 run on the as/436? It seems that it would & that could save some considerable time. I will pass the information on to them & they may need your services on the tape shuffling.

Tommy Holden

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Subject: Re: QIC tape support & as/436


All the QIC drives were SCSI so they won't connect to a POWER7 or 8.
They do work at least on i 7.1 as I have one connected to an old POWER5 with that release. I can certainly convert that to any format you'd like (especially easy if you'd like LTO. :-) ) Or it could go onto an RDX or even a USB key given a 436 likely isn't very big. :-) Of course it could also go into an image catalog for FTP as well.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 9/16/2015 8:59 PM, Tommy.Holden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
A colleague of mine has a client with an old as/436 (yep that?s right
436!) and they are looking at getting a shiny new system. The problem
(well other than doing multiple upgrades in the process) is that the
only drive on the system is the trusty internal QIC tape drive. Since
I?m not really that much of a hardware guy I thought I?d see if anyone
knows if there are external QIC drives that will work with a new
system (most likely entry level and cheapest on the market) running on
v7.2. I suspect they might be SOL on that front. According to the wiki it appears that the 436 can run v5r1 and if I?m
reading that correctly then we can handle most of the stuff up to that
point then it?s finding someone that can restore to v5r4 & save at v5r4 and load that to the v7.2 box.
Maybe I?m underestimating but I love seeing any company stepping
forward instead of clinging to the past so any assistance would be
most appreciated!

Tommy Holden

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