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SCO should GO

2006-07-15 04:10:04.426569+00 by meuon 1 comments

Spent the evening/night helping friends attempt to recover a regional medical centers SCO 5 based practice management system.. Ever think M$-Land is bad, play with SCO, attempt to call them and pay anything for support... and keep getting re-routed to the same persons voicemail. Find web pages that say things like: "Plainly there are problems with 'mkdev tape'? " - The problem is, we need to get the tape drive working, to restore the tapes.. which read under Linux, but the proprietary tape format is worthless. We'd love to mount the HTFS drives under Linux, but it seems the 2 sources for CrosStor/HTFS Linux drivers got bought and the driver and support munged into other things (EMC's file systems for one).

No real point to this but to exclaim how bad SCO Sucks, but then we knew that.

Sad comment: apparently others have gotten this practice management system to run under RedHat Linux, but the company won't support it on Linux. We don't have install disks and can't read the tapes under Linux..

Which reminds me: backups should be on a media and format that can be read by things other than the one of a kind proprietary software and hardware many businesses us for mission critical stuff. Dumping data to ISO9660 CD-Rom's is incredibly useful.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-15 22:14:53.274784+00 by: TheSHAD0W

See if you can order a copy of the OS w/ the source distribution. You may be able to recompile their backup software to run under Linux.