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Well I know this is a very odd question, but I am trying to mount drives from SSP (System Support Program circa 1986), in order to restore some of the ...
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- 07-10-2012 #1
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- Dec 2008
Problem mounting exotic files system (SSP v 7.1)
We had the system drive crash but the data is still on these drives, and there is a possibility that if we reinstall the OS it will re-initialize the drives (according to our SSP expert). I am mirroring the drives with DD as we speak, but I would like to get this off of the SSP and have a copy of the files in linux. I also understand that these are not flat text files, but may be packed data. I haven't dealt with it but I know the concept is a relic of punch cards, but if anyone knows how to convert that data after mounting that would be great as well.
I'm running blind here and I wasn't able to find the answer on the boards (any of them)... probably because this is exotic as hell (at least now-a-days). You guys have been helpful as heck in the past and I appreciate it. Thank you for all of the help in advance.
Last edited by newbot80; 07-10-2012 at 10:30 PM. Reason: corrections
- 07-26-2012 #2
Judging by the date you have given, your SSP was probably running on an IBM System/36. This company may be of interest to you; they have a suite of programs called Infinite 36 used to migrate System/36 applications to Redhat Linux and a few other OSs. Infinite Corporation - AS 400, Mainframe, Migration, Modernization, BI and SOA implementing for Legacy Systems