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

Craig Wolf cjwolf at mpsomaha.org
Thu Dec 16 15:45:32 UTC 2004

So far, good information.  I appreciate EVERYONE'S replies so far.  I am
going to forward all of your replies to this person and see if there is
something I can help him do or if he is going to wing it himself.  I,
personally, know how to turn on and shutdown a Sun box but past that I
am winging it.  8)  Thanx again!!

Craig Wolf
Linux Web Server Support
Desktop/Network Specialist

>>> tmelcher at trilogytel.com 12/16/2004 >>>
You can get a Sun Ultra 5 pretty cheap   anysystems.com has refurbs
about $400 

Solaris Open Windows 3.6  is not the OS running but the Xwindows
however if its truly 3.6 then the SunOS is 5.6 (Solaris 2.6) 

Check though and make sure its not 3.6.1 or 3.6.2  if it is the OS
could be

Open Windows 3.6 =  Solaris 2.6(SunOS 5.6)
Open Windows 3.6.1 = Solaris 7(SunOS 5.7)
Open Windows 3.6.2 = Solaris 8(SunOS 5.8)

If all possible have them just buy him another system and let them keep
current one. (Easiest Solution)

If he wants a challenge or is bored then backup the existing data
whatever means, then restore it to a drive in the new system they
if they want to keep it on SunOS.


Trent Melcher
Network/System Administrator
Startouch International LTD.

-----Original Message-----
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf
Craig Wolf
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 7:57 AM
To: olug at olug.org 
Subject: [olug] (Slightly OT)copying data from Solaris computer

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
but any ideas to help him out would be GREATLY appreciated!  Can you
ghost on a Solaris box?  Is there an alternative to ghost in the Unix
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

>>> 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
customer databases is ASA Tire Systems version 4.9.0 for Solaris and
dated 06/09/00.  What I am hoping to do is either export the customer
tire database information to a Windows based computer so that the new
will have their copy of the data and be willing to release the old
workstation and the programs and data on it.  A second option I was
considering was copying all the contents of the drive to another
and then either looking for a used Solaris system somewhere are finding
other system that would be able to retrieve the data.  

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