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Old 01-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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Some REALLY basic questions


Let me start by saying I'm sorry for my ignorance. I'm an mvs systems programmer. We have os/2 systems we are converting to linux(virtual servers) running on z/vm.
We save money by only paying for 1 copy of db/2 instead of 8 and we save money in several other ways. This was installed w/o my help and several people have quit, so I'm an army of 1.
We are currently backing up the os/2 stuff to a windows box. BUt they want to create a bu to the windows box.
What I need to do is create a mount point on one of my vitual servers . It will need to be approx 300g of space. For space we will use an IBM ds6000. We will then connect(somehow) a windows box and transfer the dI'm wondering if I'll have to create an lvm for this?
I've done some reading and I've read aabout mount points and export but I think I've really confused myself.
So any help is greatly appreciated
thanks
 
Old 01-13-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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Let me start by saying I'm sorry for my ignorance.
thanks
The only time ignorance would require apology would be the absence of a will to become better informed.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 07:50 AM   #3
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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Let me start by saying I'm sorry for my ignorance. I'm an mvs systems programmer. We have os/2 systems we are converting to linux(virtual servers) running on z/vm.
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We save money by only paying for 1 copy of db/2 instead of 8 and we save money in several other ways. This was installed w/o my help and several people have quit, so I'm an army of 1.
We are currently backing up the os/2 stuff to a windows box. But they want to create a backup to the windows box.
What I need to do is create a mount point on one of my vitual servers. It will need to be approx 300g of space. For space we will use an IBM ds6000. We will then connect(somehow) a windows box and transfer the data. I'm wondering if I'll have to create an lvm for this?
I've done some reading and I've read aabout mount points and export but I think I've really confused myself.
So any help is greatly appreciated
thanks
What you need to research is what kind of network file system support is available on the virtual-server. In other words, how can this machine present itself to other machines on the same network. You can expect the hardware to offer several industry-standard protocols; I just don't know personally which ones they are.

Once you do determine what protocol you intend to use, there will be about three things that you'll need to make sure of on the Linux side... and I expect fully that you will find that all of these are in-place:
  1. The kernel must include support for the filesystem and the request-brokering methodology, as well as security-protocols such as Kerberos.
  2. Appropriate configuration-files within Linux must describe the mount-points.
  3. The appropriate services (daemons) must be running, to wait for the incoming requests and handle them on behalf of remote clients.

It might be perfectly reasonable to consider buying a little consulting time from The Big Bear Himself: IBM. It is perfectly reasonable, and it might be cheaper for your company, to buy the consultative expertise that you need to get the project accomplished timely. (And P.S. "that's not me.")
 
  


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