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#1 Shidony

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 12:17 AM

Hi guys & gals,

Please bare with me as I am a newb to ProIV!

I just recently inherited administration rights to a very old ProIV release >.< (version 2.2) sitting on a 10-15 year old server. It's only a matter of time before the whole thing falls over in a heap and management will be asking questions =D So much for technology refresh and forward planning...lol

So, in an effort to provide some redundancy I am trying to load ProIV v2.2 from the original floppies onto a Fedora Core 6 system. What I need now are some instructions on how to go about installing ProIV. It may not even be possible, but I am throwing the gauntlet out there :-"

Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Shid

#2 SteveHoughton

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:42 AM

Hi Shid

Pro-IV version 2.2 is around 20 years old. I still have a working copy (MS-DOS) on my windows PC. In The 1980's it probably would have run on a SCO server, (That's Sanata Cruz Operation) using Xenix or Unix. Fedora is Linux and I am uncertain whether you will get it working with Pro-IV.

If you want the data extracted I am sure that it could be done providing that you have the following files.

filehdr.pro, filedef.pro, fvardef.pro

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Steve

#3 DARREN

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:10 PM

Hi Shid

Pro-IV version 2.2 is around 20 years old. I still have a working copy (MS-DOS) on my windows PC. In The 1980's it probably would have run on a SCO server, (That's Sanata Cruz Operation) using Xenix or Unix. Fedora is Linux and I am uncertain whether you will get it working with Pro-IV.

If you want the data extracted I am sure that it could be done providing that you have the following files.

filehdr.pro, filedef.pro, fvardef.pro

Regards

Steve


You may wish to consider getting PROIV to upgrade it to version 6.0. for you. They have a migration tool that automatically upgrades older versions of PROIV code. The turn around is 1 to 2 weeks. You will then be on a supported version running on a Linux server that has a graphical (windows) interface although green screen is still supported. PROIV have offices in Australia as well.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler

#4 Wim Soutendijk

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:03 PM

If I remember correctly, pro-iv 2.2 did run on RedHat linux 5.1.
There was a special SCO compatibiliy option in RedHat that made pro-iv think it was running as SCO Unix.

#5 Shidony

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:50 AM

Hi Shid

Pro-IV version 2.2 is around 20 years old. I still have a working copy (MS-DOS) on my windows PC. In The 1980's it probably would have run on a SCO server, (That's Sanata Cruz Operation) using Xenix or Unix. Fedora is Linux and I am uncertain whether you will get it working with Pro-IV.

If you want the data extracted I am sure that it could be done providing that you have the following files.

filehdr.pro, filedef.pro, fvardef.pro

Regards

Steve


You may wish to consider getting PROIV to upgrade it to version 6.0. for you. They have a migration tool that automatically upgrades older versions of PROIV code. The turn around is 1 to 2 weeks. You will then be on a supported version running on a Linux server that has a graphical (windows) interface although green screen is still supported. PROIV have offices in Australia as well.


Thx for the input guys. I had a slight doubt when I began this project, that ProVI v2.2 may not be supported on the newer platforms. I was hoping against hope that there could be a lost cost solution :-" . No matter! I will get back to the steakholders and propose an upgrade and migration to the newer system. Anyone know who the Australian based vendors are?

Cheerz
Shid

#6 Rob Donovan

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:31 AM

Hi,

It used to be SunGard in Perth, but I have heard rumors that they have shut down.

You could try ProIV LTD, buy sending an email to support@proiv.com

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#7 Jeff Hon

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:50 AM

Hi,

It used to be SunGard in Perth, but I have heard rumors that they have shut down.

You could try ProIV LTD, buy sending an email to support@proiv.com

Rob.


Sungard in Perth are still operating. They had considered closing their office and making everyone work from home but realised soon enough that it wasn't a very clever idea. Contact details are below if you want to talk to them about Pro-IV upgrades.

Perth
Ground Floor, 263 Adelaide Terrace
Perth
Telephone: +61 8 9463 3200
Fax: +61 8 9325 3204

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:37 AM

Hi guys & gals,

Please bare with me as I am a newb to ProIV!

I just recently inherited administration rights to a very old ProIV release >.< (version 2.2) sitting on a 10-15 year old server. It's only a matter of time before the whole thing falls over in a heap and management will be asking questions =D So much for technology refresh and forward planning...lol

So, in an effort to provide some redundancy I am trying to load ProIV v2.2 from the original floppies onto a Fedora Core 6 system. What I need now are some instructions on how to go about installing ProIV. It may not even be possible, but I am throwing the gauntlet out there :-"

Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Shid


I'd think very carefully before considering an upgrade, even if you are on an older version.... I have seen allot of time and money wasted on unnecessary upgrades.

If it aint broke, then dont fix it ...

#9 Shidony

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:56 AM

Hi guys & gals,

Please bare with me as I am a newb to ProIV!

I just recently inherited administration rights to a very old ProIV release >.< (version 2.2) sitting on a 10-15 year old server. It's only a matter of time before the whole thing falls over in a heap and management will be asking questions =D So much for technology refresh and forward planning...lol

So, in an effort to provide some redundancy I am trying to load ProIV v2.2 from the original floppies onto a Fedora Core 6 system. What I need now are some instructions on how to go about installing ProIV. It may not even be possible, but I am throwing the gauntlet out there ^_^

Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Shid


I'd think very carefully before considering an upgrade, even if you are on an older version.... I have seen allot of time and money wasted on unnecessary upgrades.

If it aint broke, then dont fix it ...



Thx for the overwhelming response. I did email ProIV's marketing department without so much as an acknowledgement after one week. Will try the support email address instead.

@ Scott Malyon: I am not upgrading the system for the sake of upgrading. Consider it a disaster recovery plan, should the old server decide to have a hardware failure.

I did try installing SCO OpenServer 5.5 onto our HP Pavilion DL380 G4 server without much success. Even though the support pages for that series of server suggest SCO OpenSercer 5.5 is supported, I cannot for the life of me get it to install.

I will also speak with ProIV's Australian reps. about possibly supporting the older version. If not, upgrading might be the only option :)

Thx again for the info.!

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 06:10 AM

Make that a HP PROLIANT DL380 G4 series server :-

#11 SteveHoughton

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:25 AM

Hi Shid

Contact Peter Lawson - details below.

Regards

Steve

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Tel +44 1525 862608

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:06 PM

@ Scott Malyon: I am not upgrading the system for the sake of upgrading. Consider it a disaster recovery plan, should the old server decide to have a hardware failure.


I think you'll be fine installing 2.2 as your backup.

We have been on 1.8 since 1992.

#13 Shidony

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 02:00 AM

Thanks again peeps ^_^ !!!

I have found a ProIV consulting company based in Australia. For those who might be interested, below are there contact details. I will post their offered solution once all the details are clear to me.

J&J IT Consultant Pty Ltd
P.O. Box 252, Chadstone Centre,
Victoria, 3148, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9807 6396 Fax: +61 3 9807 8694
General info@jjitconsultant.com.au
Sales sales@jjitconsultant.com.au

#14 Hugo

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:32 PM

Hi Shidony,

This reply is a bit late but if you still have a problem I can probably help. Let me know.

Regards

Hugo


Hi guys & gals,

Please bare with me as I am a newb to ProIV!

I just recently inherited administration rights to a very old ProIV release >.< (version 2.2) sitting on a 10-15 year old server. It's only a matter of time before the whole thing falls over in a heap and management will be asking questions =D So much for technology refresh and forward planning...lol

So, in an effort to provide some redundancy I am trying to load ProIV v2.2 from the original floppies onto a Fedora Core 6 system. What I need now are some instructions on how to go about installing ProIV. It may not even be possible, but I am throwing the gauntlet out there :x:

Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Shid





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