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Cross Platform Backup - Alpha to Intel NT?

2 posts in Windows NT Last posting was on 1998-01-28 13:07:47.0Z
Peter Hazlehurst Posted on 1998-01-27 18:40:55.0Z
From: "Peter Hazlehurst" <phazlehurst@phoenixint.com>
Subject: Cross Platform Backup - Alpha to Intel NT?
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Hi,

Has anyone tried or does anyone know for sure that a tape backup from an
Alpha NT box is compatible with a tape backup from on an Intel NT box (and
vice versa).

Thanks

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Eoin Woods Posted on 1998-01-28 13:07:47.0Z
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Peter Hazlehurst wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> Has anyone tried or does anyone know for sure that a tape backup from an
> Alpha NT box is compatible with a tape backup from on an Intel NT box (and
> vice versa).

Well, it isn't supported even if it works. A database dump is literally
a copy of the pages in the database. As such, it can't be moved between
what we call "platforms" - a platform is a hardware/OS combination. Hence
Alpha NT and Intel NT are different.

I'm afraid you'll need to use BCP or a 3rd party BCP based tool like
SQL backtrack.

Eoin.
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