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By flyingknees ·
Can anyone shed some light on how to go about this?
I have an RS/6000 7025-F50 box running AIX 4.3.0.0. It's very old and unsupported. However I would like to replicate my msql database from that machine to another machine of similar config for DR purposes.. This machine runs a hospital data entry system written with MUMPs. Does anyone know how I can go about this? Migration to a new machine and AIX 5.2 isn't possible since the medical software can't run on such a level. Is it possible for me to purchase a new 64-bit system (pseries, iseries) and downgrade the OS to AIX 4.3.3?

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by JayAllen In reply to AIX

You have two different questions here. First, you want to acquire the hardware for DR purposes. AIX 4.3 will run on a pseries server. Second, you want to set up a proceedure for replicating data. This will depend on how current the data needs to be (real time/batch). One method is just doing a database dump and moving that to the other sql instance. If you need real time, bust out the program code. The front end will need to be aware of two instances. This is assuming that the data is on local storage. Other storage solutions (NAS/SAN) have tools to help move data.

Hope this helps...

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by flyingknees In reply to

a Pseries server? Is that a newer 64-bit model? I'm getting conflicting information from another person who's saying AIX 4.3.3 can't run on any higher end systems because of the 64-bit and 32-bit difference.
Yes I figure I'd have to implement some type of script to copy over the database, perhaps through NFS. It doesn't have to be real time but batch replication or asynchronous would be good.

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by JayAllen In reply to AIX

To clarify - The pseries systems are in the power pc line. Version 4.3 originally has a 32 bit base and has an optional 64 bit BOS (base os) so it will run both 64/32 bit apps. Is your app 32 or 64 bit?

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by flyingknees In reply to

The application is 32-bit medical software written in MUMPS so you can imagine how old it is.

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by flyingknees In reply to AIX

The app is 32-bit hospital medical software. So you can imagine how old it is. it was written in MUMPS and utilizes msql.

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