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moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

Basheer Azeemuddin
Occasional Advisor

moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

Any suggestions for migration
of
Informix V 7.31 Hp-UX 10.20
To
Infomrix V 9.xx AIX 4.33
The DB is about 10GB
Basheer
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harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

Are you using RAW disk on your HP box, and what do you plan on using on your AIX box?

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Basheer Azeemuddin
Occasional Advisor

Re: moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

Thanks Harry
I am using RAW Devices (Managed by LVM)
Want to use RAW in AIX
Basheer
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

That will be a problem, because HP and AIX do not have the same lvm structure, so copying the raw disks from one system won't work. Your best bet is extracting the data from informix ("exporting") on the HP side and then "importing" it on the AIX side.


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harry d brown jr
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Re: moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

Your best bet is "ontape".

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A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

Hi:

I suspect that your only real alternative is an import/export. First, the version differences are large enough so that the data is probably not compatiable. Secondly, I'm not sure that the data representations between the two platforms are equivalent.
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harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: moving Informix DB from HP-UX to AIX

I don't think AIX is a byte swapped machine, but your informix utilities will/should handle it anyways.

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