date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 00:07:51 -0500
from: Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Migrating IBM i database files to DB2 LUW

IBM Data Movement Toolkit?

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/dm-0906datamovement/

Charles

That toolkit sounds like a good idea to check out, if you're budget can
handle it.

I'd probably do this, if the target turns out to be a Windows server, but
it requires some MS Access skill:

- Install Microsoft Access on the target DB2 on Windows server.
- Create an ODBC connection to the source DB2 on i system database.
- Create a local ODBC connection to the target, local DB2 for Windows
database.
- Use Access to create a set of ODBC Linked Tables for all the tables in
your source database schema(s). You can run this step in bulk in Access.
- Use IBM i Navigator "Generate SQL" feature to generate all the SQL to
create all your target database schema objects.
- Run the Navigator generated SQL script(s) on the DB2 for Windows
server to create your target database objects.
- Use Access to create a set of ODBC Linked Tables for all the tables in
your target database schema(s). You can run this step in bulk in Access.
- Using Access, for each table, using VBA, generate and execute an SQL
statement to:
- insert into TARGET_LINKED_TABLE select * from SOURCE_LINKED_TABLE
- In this respect, MS Access can work like 3 part SQL does on the IBM
i database to transparently transfer data across systems.
- I doubt the code to do this step would exceed about 30 lines of VBA
code to migrate the entire database.
- I anticipate that would work extremely well, if your database doesn't
have special columns like LOBs. Special columns like that might give you
some grief, but that's just a guess on my part.

I wouldn't use MS Access to build an industrial strength, production grade
application, but it works very well as conduit between databases for a task
like a migration, if the network connection is fast to each database. If
the network connection is slow to either database (i.e. over a WAN), I
probably wouldn't use this technique, unless the database was a small one.

Mike




On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 8:48 PM, <dr2@xxxxxxxx> wrote:


Depending on table size, and a bunch of other items, I might be tempted
to
do a quick csv dump on the iseries side, ftp the table to the target and
then do an import at the target. Used this to do oracle
migrations/refreshes on AIX and it works like a champ.

DR2


I don't have all the details yet, but I have an associate who needs to




migrate data from an AS/400 - iSeries - IBM i system to a DB2 LUW
database,
most likely running on a Windows server.

I am not yet sure which version of either platform yet, but can anyone
provide what options are available which do NOT require the $$$$ DB2
Connect
feature on the midrange side?

-sjl




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message: 6
date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:01:31 -0500
from: Darryl Freinkel <dhfreinkel@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: What version of the JVM should I use to run HSSF and
XLPARSER4?

I am developing some code to read xlsx spreadsheets and write the contents
to the database.

I am developing the code on a V5.4 system and will promote it to run on a
v7.1 system.

Is there an issue requiring the POI 3.6 version to run on a specific
version of Java?

TIA

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message: 8
date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:52:40 -0500
from: Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Migrating IBM i database files to DB2 LUW

On 11/3/2015 8:20 PM, Steve Landess wrote:
I don't have all the details yet, but I have an associate who needs to
migrate data from an AS/400 - iSeries - IBM i system to a DB2 LUW
database, most likely running on a Windows server.

I am not yet sure which version of either platform yet, but can anyone
provide what options are available which do NOT require the $$$$ DB2
Connect feature on the midrange side?

I did a subset of our tables for a proof of concept for some GIS work.
The GIS software ran ONLY against DB2 LUW. I forget the details, and it
was a while ago. The budget was zero dollars and 'use your spare time'.

My recollection was that I fired off the API that extracted the SQL DDL
and cut/pasted that DDL onto LUW scripts which created the tables.
Tweaked for LUW differences. Extracting the DDL might be do-able
entirely from SQL now, depending on the IBM i release level.

Then I used Scott's JDBC wrappers to write some RPG programs that read
the IBM i tables (using the cycle, ha!) and then doing an 'INSERT INTO'
on the remote LUW twin table. Inefficient, but it met my needs. It may
be easier to write a 'pull' from the LUW side; I'm an RPG programmer, so
everything looks like an RPG problem to be :-)

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message: 9
date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:26:46 -0600
from: David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Identify a savefile downloaded to a PC?

Folks:

Does anyone know if there is a way to look at a file on a PC and determine
if it is a savefile that was (theoretically) downloaded from the i?

Thanks!

david

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message: 10
date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:39:26 -0600
from: "Kevin Bucknum" <Kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: Identify a savefile downloaded to a PC?

The linux command file will identify it as a savf file.
kevin@MN207-Kubuntu:~/Downloads$ file movsavf.savf
movsavf.savf: IBM OS/400 save file data

The jSAVF utility will tell you whats in the file, but the display is in
French. Pretty easy to figure out however.
http://www.anerty.net/software/file/jSAVF/




Kevin Bucknum
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Subject: Identify a savefile downloaded to a PC?

Folks:

Does anyone know if there is a way to look at a file on a PC and
determine if it is a savefile that was (theoretically) downloaded from
the i?

Thanks!

david

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