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In Topic: ProIV v2.2

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

In Topic: ProIV v2.2

30 May 2007 - 06:10 AM

Make that a HP PROLIANT DL380 G4 series server :-

In Topic: ProIV v2.2

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.


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.!

In Topic: ProIV v2.2

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



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?