Hello Eric,

Am 18.11.2019 um 22:44 schrieb Informatique <TI@xxxxxxxxx>:

We bought a while ago, as a backup unit, an AS400, same model as the one we have. (type 9402).

9402-what? Just curious.

It stops on SRC B1954502.

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzahb/rzahbsrclist.htm#rzahbsrclist__letterb
=> Something with IPL.

I tried some (risky) manipulations

Can you please elaborate? What did you do?

I tried to look online for these SRC but there is no clear indications on what those mean.


Yes, IBM is not so open when it comes to proper documentation of systems innards.

I had full system save of my 1st AS400on a QIC2gb, tried to do a manual IPL type D on it (2nd unit) (since it seems that's the way to boot on an external device) but nothing happens.


Nothing happens? No access to the tape drive? No status codes on the LCD?

I think the link works between those 2 because when I do IPL, and I look at the Twinax Monitor Mode of my 2677m, I see

Link between? What exactly did you set up? How are the machines connected together? How's the twinax terminal connected? What's a 2677?

My plan is to install a fresh copy on the 2nd unit, and let it alive for consultation purpose, since the 1st one had some problems (corrupted data right now, only 90% of the data is available)

Normally you can use any newer machine and OS, copy the appropriate libraries over and start using the software as usual. I'm leaving out minor stuff like "user profiles start the application immediately on signon", Library list extensions, and the like.

My plan is to install a fresh copy on the 2nd unit, and let it alive for consultation purpose, since the 1st one had some problems (corrupted data right now, only 90% of the data is available)


Please elaborate on what you mean with corrupted data. What happened?

I found someone who did work with AS400 around me, but I felt scammed when I received an hour rate bill for asking for a quote, So I'm not feeling confident working with them.

You can find a windows guy on every corner for cheap but it's not so easy to find an AS/400 expert who still knows about specialities with V3 (somewhen in the early 1990's I think). And who is willing to take the risk that the system's falling apart while trying to repair it.

:wq! PoC

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