How to transfer data FAST?
bqt at Update.UU.SE
Mon Jun 27 05:56:32 CDT 2005
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 Paul Koning <pkoning at equallogic.com> wrote:
> >>>>> "Guy" == Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> writes:
> >> So tell me, what are the really cool methods to transfer data
> >> between a PC and a real PDP11 at a reasonable speed? SCSI
> >> controller and SCSI disk? Something else? Ethernet?
> >> Or is a backup over serial line a normal thing...?
> Guy> I found that the best way to backup/restore is to use tape. I
> Guy> have a TU80 on the PDP and a SCSI 9-track on the PC. Works
> Guy> great and is much faster than the serial line.
> Ethernet is another good way; DECnet is available on Linux.
Unfortunately, the DECnet for Linux sucks so bad it isn't usable. Well, it
is kindof usable if you want to talk with a VMS machine, but it don't work
against RSX. I've tried it... :-(
Appearantly the DECnet/Linux guys only have had VMS machines to test
against, and I didn't manage to stir much interest when I reported how
badly it failed with RSX. I only got responses like "well, that don't
surprise us, since we've only tested against VMS".
(I haven't tried DECnet/Linux against VMS, so I don't know if it works,
but that's what they say anyway.)
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