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Re: ontape -r Memory Fault

Posted By: Art Kagel
Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2013, at 11:32 a.m.

In Response To: Re: ontape -r Memory Fault (LUKE MORGAN)


Sorry, I sometimes assume that after all these years everyone knows about
the IIUG Software Repository. My dbcopy utility is part of my package
utils2_ak which you can download, along with the utils4_ak package (a set
of AWK scripts that post-process the dbschema output - or output from the
myschema utility in utils2_ak - to create useful shell scripts that can
operate on all the tables in your database easily). You can download both
packages, and lots of other useful Informix tools, free from the
International Informix Users Group Software Repository web site ( If you are not already a member, please join -
that's free also and it increases our leverage with IBM.

I'm going to go out on a limb and make the following suggestion:

- Go out and buy an over-the-counter PC with two cores (or as few as you

can find) with a TB or three of disk and install Linux on it. Should cost

less that $1000US

- Go to the IBM Informix pages ( - still works) and go

to <Downloads> and download the IBM Informix Innovator Edition v12.10.

Innovator Edition is free from IBM for any use at all, including

production use, with optional support for around $2000US/year if you

want/need it. There are not database size limitations on it so it can and

will handle your database. The memory is limited to 2GB of memory and a

single CPU VP. Considering that you seem to be running production on an

old PA-RISC machine that wasn't much more capable than that in the past and

now you need this server just for legacy safety, this should work for you

just fine and will probably be faster.

- Use dbcopy and mkdbcopy.awk (or my dbscript utility - also in

utils2_ak) to copy the data to this new server.

Informix's backward and forward compatibility is legendary. I wouldn't be
surprised if all of your existing applications that access this old engine
will work just fine connected to the v12.10 engine. Though the internal
library call protocols changed between 7.24 and 7.30 IB that there is a
compatibility library included with all of the current engine releases (and
you would need that to talk to 7.31 anyway). If your apps work against the
v12.10 engine you will be able to get rid of the aging hardware that has
you worried altogether!


Art S. Kagel
Advanced DataTools (

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that my own opinions are my own opinions
and do not reflect on my employer, Advanced DataTools, the IIUG, nor any
other organization with which I am associated either explicitly,
implicitly, or by inference. Neither do those opinions reflect those of
other individuals affiliated with any entity with which I am affiliated nor
those of the entities themselves.

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM, LUKE MORGAN <> wrote:

> Thanks, that's really clear.
> Unfortunately, both these machines are old legacy HPUX boxes that are no
> longer in production, and no longer under any kind of support.
> As a consequence, upgrading is out of the question.
> The business needs to keep the data from the 7.23 instance, but I fear the
> hardware will fail at some point and be a pain to replace.
> Hence me wanting to export it to a newer server to give greater options
> for a
> proper export and longer term storage.
> I can have the two machines communicate, that's not a problem.
> Option 3 sounds the most promising, what mechanism could I use to push the
> data from one server to another?
> Is your copy script freely available?
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