Data Porting Inquiry

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Don Flagler

Data Porting Inquiry

Post by Don Flagler » Fri Jan 31, 2003 4:12 pm

A couple of years ago, we switched from a primarily QNX environment

to a Windows (dos based solution). We kept the old QNX server,

and it has been invaluable for data lookups. Recently it has

become a little unstable, and I wonder, what options are available

to transfer small amounts of, what are basically letters (ASCII?),

from the QNX World to a Dos Hard Drive, where they may be read by a basic

Windows based WordPro program.


Don

don@flagler.ca

Robert Krten

Re: Data Porting Inquiry

Post by Robert Krten » Fri Jan 31, 2003 4:12 pm

Don Flagler <don@flagler.ca> wrote:
A couple of years ago, we switched from a primarily QNX environment

to a Windows (dos based solution). We kept the old QNX server,

and it has been invaluable for data lookups. Recently it has

become a little unstable, and I wonder, what options are available

to transfer small amounts of, what are basically letters (ASCII?),

from the QNX World to a Dos Hard Drive, where they may be read by a basic

Windows based WordPro program.
You have lots of choices -- some of them depend which version of QNX you
have (QNX 2 or QNX 4...)

You can:
- mount the DOS partition of the hard disk under QNX and copy
your data directly (assuming the QNX and DOS partitions are
on the same machine)
- mount a DOS floppy on the QNX box and copy the data to the
floppy
- use FTP to FTP data around between the two boxes
- use a serial port and a transfer protocol(kermit, x/y/zmodem, etc)

and so on...

Cheers,
-RK

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