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Kevin Raven (UK)
Frequent Advisor

Sybase

I know this has been covered here prior. Can't find previous thread. Also on slow link at the moment.

Anyway - We are looking at moving Sybase from OpenVMS to Solaris and access the DB from OpenVMS using the Sybase client component.

So we will have - OpenVMS 7.3-2, Sybase client V10.0.4 or latest version of client for OpenVMS (Think this is V10) and want to access the latest Version of Sybase and DB on Solaris. We will install latest version of sybase on solaris (V15 I think ?) .

Anyone doing anything simular ? I know someone who does this to V12 of sybase on solaris from OpenVMS V7.3-2 , with a V10 Client.

Regards
Kevin
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Sybase

It should be possible but we are not yet doing it.

But think about :
1) Solaris down = VMS down
2) Network down = VMS down
3) Performance : all the data goes thu the network. This may slow down the application. We see a big difference between the client running on the sybase server node or on a member of the same cluster (thus via tcp to the other node).

But if you go thru, please let us know your findings.

Wim
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Sybase

BTW : we are accessing Sybase servers on Sun. But old stuff from about 12.5.

Wim
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Bart Zorn_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Sybase

We are also running Sybase Openclient (version 10 dot something) on OpenVMS V7.3-2 to access Sybase servers on Solaris (various versions of both Sybase and Solaris).

No serious problems, but remember: Sybase Openclient on OpenVMS is NOT SUPPORTED by Sybase!

Regards,

Bart Zorn
Hoff
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Re: Sybase

Here are some previous threads here in ITRC, which may be what you recall:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=961589
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1024242

Sybase is dropping support for some ODBC client connections:
http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1040652

The other obvious approach is to ping Sybase and ask them.

I'm not running this particular combination; just working on getting Solaris (x86) up and running, and working with MySQL and PostgreSQL (no Sybase) on Mac OS X Server.

Stephen Hoffman
HoffmanLabs

Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Sybase

Kevin,

DId you get this into production ? Any problems ?

Wim
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Kevin Raven (UK)
Frequent Advisor

Re: Sybase

Thanks for asking.

No management had a change of mind and we will not be going down that route.
We currently run Sybase on OpenVMS and will for a few more years yet.

Thanks
Kevin