By:Ott Horizons, LLL,Phase2 Software
I had an interesting problem the other day. I was working on a IBM AS/400 Database server, and as part of my patches job, I had to examine IBM 481 hardware to determine if IBM Technical Support could provide me with a suitable BIOS for the DB2 system I was running. Apparently none of the converters I tried work with 64 bit, and the one that does work on my machine returns an error message. Apparently the converters also do not work on Windows, but I’m not too sure about that, as I have not tested all the different converters on Windows machines, as there are bound to be some differences even if they all mess up and accidentally freeze or cause your PC to hang and crash. After two hours ofiving my computer into DB2 with the CD, I thought the worst was going to happen and that I would be forced to do redundant boot up to retrieve the operating system, not a good thing when you have to reinstall your OS.
Before you reach the point where you are about to pull out your hair and fight withSave Restore, there are a few things you may want to do, even if you DO NOT have a case for a lost OS. Back up your data, and copy your workstation settings, there are a few Tweaks (tweaks are important) that a restore can do the trick for you:
1. Back up your workstation settings before you run the restore. This will let you restore your workstation settings to the state you had it before the crash. With the following Tweaks:
1) RPM on the server side. Restoring RPM on the server fails, but preserving your owning RPM sites on the workstation side will. When it fails, you will have successfullyRestoredRPMfrom the workstation side. The workstation restore must be run from the server, not the workstation itself. The workstation restore will fail if the server is powered off.
2) RPM on the workstation side. Restoring RPM on the workstation side will give you the following advantages:
a. Now you can run RPM on the server without having to connect to the server. Just run RPM on the workstation. Connecting to the server will not be needed at this point for an RPM installation.
b. If you have to connect to the server, you can now run RPM from the workstation and also run System Restore on the server to move your OS to an earlier, or the latest version of Windows, etc. This is a really neat feature that a lot of people are not aware of.
Now that you know what restoring RPM is and why you might want to do it, here’s how to do it:
1. First thing you want to do is download the latest version of RPM from cypress.org. Once you have the file, you want to extract it to your cds file. Next you want to navigate to cds/ entitledit.zip. Right inside that, you want to make sure you hold the SHIFT key plus the CTRL key. This will allow you to toggle the protection mode inside your root folder.
2. Move your first root folder. Once you are there, look for the TMP file. It should be calledRoot1. Right Click on it. Select Properties. It will say [Name of the Backup File]. Set the Password to your choice. You can leave it to the default either the N password or E password.
3. Repeat the process but make sure you use different folders.