DAT Transfer

DAT Transfer

Post by Scott Stewa » Fri, 04 Oct 1996 04:00:00



We need to read a ASCII data file stored on a 4mm DAT and write it out to
disk.  The DAT was created on a Stratus mainframe (the programmer assures me
that there is no special formatting, just a stream of records) and needs to be
copied to an SCO filesystem (Release 5).  The block factor/record length is
known.  Is there a general UNIX utility (or SCO specific) that can accomplish
this?  Thanks in advance.

Scott

 
 
 

DAT Transfer

Post by Jean-Pierre Radl » Fri, 04 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Scott Stewart propounded certain bytes, to wit:
|
| We need to read a ASCII data file stored on a 4mm DAT and write it out to
| disk.  The DAT was created on a Stratus mainframe (the programmer assures me
| that there is no special formatting, just a stream of records) and needs to be
| copied to an SCO filesystem (Release 5).  The block factor/record length is
| known.  Is there a general UNIX utility (or SCO specific) that can accomplish
| this?  Thanks in advance.
|

 /bin/dd

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DAT Transfer

Post by Donald Campbel » Sat, 05 Oct 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

>We need to read a ASCII data file stored on a 4mm DAT and write it out to
>disk.  The DAT was created on a Stratus mainframe (the programmer assures me
>that there is no special formatting, just a stream of records) and needs to be
>copied to an SCO filesystem (Release 5).  The block factor/record length is
>known.  Is there a general UNIX utility (or SCO specific) that can accomplish
>this?  Thanks in advance.

>Scott

dd will read most things and will also byte/word swap if required.

Regards
Donald Campbell [ SueDon Ltd - UNIX and Database Specialists (Bracknell, UK) ]

 
 
 

1. UNIX to Window NT dat transfer (question)

OK. We need to send data on a regular schedule to a WindowsNT computer from our
UNIX workstations. Currently we have on our UNIX workstations a 4mm dat, 1/4"
cartridge, 21MB flopitcal media storage devices. We will buy for the WindowsNT
any tape and/or software needed to allow it to read/write a tape from the UNIX
world. I have talked to about 10 backup companies about this and it seems
nobody has a answer. I can not believe that there is no market for a common
backup tape media that works in the PC, WindowsNT and UNIX worlds. This seems
like a very good solution for all the problems engineers have with outside
vendors reading their data tapes. I know we run in to this problem all the time
when we are trying to sell our RP systems. We get tapes from the PC, WindowsNT
and other UNIX workstation that we can not read.

Thanks in advance. (Vendors are welcome to email me a possible solution.)
--

Paul Hopkins              
Stratasys, Applications Engineer

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