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Old 12-09-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
Jacky8018
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Question RS6000 AIX harddisk


Hi Guys
I'm new to this user group and the question is a long shot.
I have an hard-disk from an old RS6000 machine (AIX) (10 years old at least) which contains files I would like to download. As far as I know the hard-disk is working and that it has a SCSI connection which needs an RS6000 machine to fire it up. Does anyone know if this can be done? I'll appreciate if anyone can advise me how to go about it. Much appreciated.
Jacky
 
Old 12-09-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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Hi Guys
I'm new to this user group and the question is a long shot.
I have an hard-disk from an old RS6000 machine (AIX) (10 years old at least) which contains files I would like to download. As far as I know the hard-disk is working and that it has a SCSI connection which needs an RS6000 machine to fire it up. Does anyone know if this can be done? I'll appreciate if anyone can advise me how to go about it. Much appreciated.
Jacky
Well, hooking the disk up physically is no problem. A SCSI Controller, cable, etc., and you're on your way. The file system type may be a problem, though. Linux can support JFS, but from 10 years ago....don't know. The worst that can happen is the disk won't mount.
 
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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I agree with TBone. Just have to be sure you do know exactly how to attach it and it should be able to mount either in linux if not a live bsd or maybe even solaris. One of them ought to read it.

From wiki and we only assume jfs or jfs1
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In the Linux operating system, JFS is supported with the kernel module (since the kernel version 2.4.18pre9-ac4) and the complementary userspace utilities packaged under the name JFSutils (the latest version 1.1.14 released in April, 2009). Most Linux distributions provide support for JFS, unless it is specifically removed due to space restrictions or other concerns.

According to reviews and benchmarks of the available filesystems for Linux, JFS is fast and reliable, with consistently good performance under different kinds of load, contrary to other filesystems that seem to perform better under particular usage patterns, for instance with small or large files. Another characteristic often mentioned, is that it's light and efficient with available system resources and even heavy disk activity is realized with low CPU usage.[13][14]"
 
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