.... and you want to make sure that the originating UNIX system does not
have files named in both upper and lower case e.g. EMPLOYEES and
employees.  That causes some fun.
Correct these on the UNIX side before an attempt is made. There are
standard utilities e.g. NT_SCOUT for checking issues prior to conversion
(written to _HOLD_)
On UniData the simplest method of transferring ACCOUNTNAME from Unix to
NT is:-
tar  -cvf   MDB.tar  ACCOUNTNAME
compress MDB.tar
This will then give you a single Unix file MDB.tar.Z  which you can then
ftp harmlessly. Accessing this file in NT will act as a zip file that
can be extracted with folder names enabled.
Go to the exploded NT directory and
                                        CONVMARK  255/192/129
                                        CONVDATA  -r  ACCOUNTNAME
                                        CONVCODE  ACCOUNTNAME
                                        CONVIDX  -r  ACCOUNTNAME
                                        UPDATEVOC  -oca  ACCOUNTNAME
-----Original Message-----
From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
[mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Wols Lists
Sent: 07 November 2012 10:42
To: u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org
Subject: Re: [U2] Loading a UNIX-based UNIDATA file system on a Windows

And to add even further to the mix ... bear in mind my advice is about
operating systems not U2, and my knowledge is UV not UD ...

Are you SURE it's not needed if the source is Linux? Or do you actually
mean Linux/x86? Certainly with UV, the OS is irrelevant, what matters is
the endian-ness of the chip, so files can be freely copied between Intel
machines regardless of OS. (Mind you, you probably can't get U2 for
non-Intel Linux :-)

And nobody has even mentioned the file-corruption issue the OP asked
about ... this is *probably* ftp. Could be samba. Anyways, you need to
make sure that however you copy the files, you tell it that it is a
binary file. If ftp or samba think it's a text file, it will translate
between crlf and lf (and cr on a mac, I believe).


On 06/11/12 21:03, Wally Terhune wrote:
> Fnuxi is UniVerse - not UniData.
> UDTBIN\convdata will convert the byte order of hashed files.
> If the source machine is Linux, this will not be necessary.
> You will need to run it - if the source UNIX is AIX, HPUX, Solaris.
> Convidx will convert UniData indexes.
> If you need to run programs: convcode
> Wally Terhune
> Technical Support Engineer
> Rocket Software
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org 
> [mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Jeff 
> Schasny
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 1:49 PM
> To: U2 Users List
> Subject: Re: [U2] Loading a UNIX-based UNIDATA file system on a
Windows system...
> After loading the data on the Windows system you will have to run 
> fnuxi
> (C:\u2\UV\bin\fnuxi) on each file you wish to access. I would suggest
you do this as follows:
> - locate the directory where the UniData files are loaded
> - run fnuxi on the VOC and D_VOC
> - drop into UniData and create a listing of the files in the directory

> (LIST ONLY VOC WITH F1 = "F") output to the hold file and copy the 
> list from the hold file to the directory containing the UniData files
> - using the editor of your choice prefix each line in the file tie 
> c:\u2\UV\bin\fnuxi.exe and save it as a windows .bat file
> - run the batch file to convert all the files.
> - edit the batch file and change all the filenames to D_filename
> - run it again
> Robert wrote:
>> I have a client that has a client's tape containing the file system 
>> from a UNIDATA system running under some form of Unix. They want to 
>> load it up on a Windows PC and using the Windows version of UNIDATA, 
>> retrieve file data.
>> I have seen in the past that sometimes a file from one OS (like Unix)

>> was not able to be read under a different OS (Windows). This happened

>> once to me with a PKZIP file. There was something slightly different 
>> about the file headers or something like that.
>> So the question is, what is the best way to load the data?
>> Is there a conversion utility that you run AFTER you load the data to

>> convert any file header differences?
>> Or are the file headers compatible?
>> Or...?
>> Robert Norman
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