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By cdiazb ·
We have an IBM PS/2-85 loaded with OS/2 and HPFS file system. This PC has a database in DB2. I'm afraid this PC will crash any time with that valuable database. How can I save/export/convert or transfer this DB to another PC? This DB was written almost ten years ago and nobody here knows how to handle this issue. My boss gave me this assignment today. Can it be saved in NT 4.0/Windows 2000 or any other OS?

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by isys In reply to Database export

Partition Magic will convert HPFS to NTFS. Look here:

http://www.partitionmagicdownloads.com/

Usual caveat (full backup).

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by cdiazb In reply to Database export

The main reason is the OS/2 operating system. Partition Magig works with Windows (FAT32/FAT16). NT or DOS. There is no option fir OS/2

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by isys In reply to Database export

Then put a clone of your HPFS volume as a second drive in a Windows machine and convert it from there.

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by smithjj In reply to Database export

Before you do anything, describe each table in DB2. Then export each table to a text file. Then at least you'll have the data captured and you can import it back to SQL Server or Oracle.

You can also back up the disk to another hard disk, usingDB2 backup utilities.

Go here for information on DB2 on OS/2:

http://nscpcw.physics.upenn.edu/db2_docs/db2iy/db2iy51.htm

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