[olug] (Slightly OT)copying data from Solaris computer

Terry td3201 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 14:11:27 UTC 2004

If I were in that situation, I would shutdown the DB and copy _ALL_
the data to another drive over the network using rsync if its a lot of
data, if not, just FTP or SCP it.  Hand them the hard drive and be
done with it.  I am sure there are a million clever ways and more
secure ways to do this but just get it done.   I would do some
verification of the data before you take the sun away too....(md5sums
of all the important data).  Ghost might be available for Solaris
actually, but maybe not that old of a version.   It's going to be
expensive too.  Simple is good here.

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 07:57:22 -0600, Craig Wolf <cjwolf at mpsomaha.org> wrote:
> Got this from a friend.  His friend sold his tire business and the new
> owners are trying to keep his data/system.  I don't know if the DB is
> SQL but any ideas to help him out would be GREATLY appreciated!  Can you
> run ghost on a Solaris box?  Is there an alternative to ghost in the
> Unix world?  Has anyone heard of this DB system and has ideas for
> exporting the data??  I am going to check some other avenues as well...
> Thanx for any ideas!!
> Craig Wolf
> Linux Web Server Support
> Desktop/Network Specialist
> 402-894-6283
> >>> Forwarded Message 12/15/2004 >>>
> The Sun workstation the programs and data are on is identified as a
> sunw.ultra -5.10, sparc sun4u.  The OS says Solaris Open Windows 3.6.
> The program on the system that has all the financial data and inventory
> and customer databases is ASA Tire Systems version 4.9.0 for Solaris and
> is dated 06/09/00.  What I am hoping to do is either export the customer
> and tire database information to a Windows based computer so that the
> new owners will have their copy of the data and be willing to release
> the old Solaris workstation and the programs and data on it.  A second
> option I was considering was copying all the contents of the drive to
> another hard-drive and then either looking for a used Solaris system
> somewhere are finding some other system that would be able to retrieve
> the data.
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