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Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive?

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Tom

#75049

Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive? | 10 December, 2015

Regarding redundancy to keep an old GSM machine from going down, I've backed up my mapping, calibration and configurations files and I'm picking up spare parts here and there for the VME but I would like to have something in place in the even the machine's hard disk drive fails. I've been looking for OS/2 backup options to image the drive to a file but I haven't tried anything yet. If the drive were to fail without an image I would think it difficult to obtain and install OS/2 and UPC software. Does anyone know if the UPC software is available through Universal with registration?

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#75051

Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive? | 11 December, 2015

I've bought used GSM's and registered them by UIC. As a result, I am able to access their web-based document archive, which is of great help if you need to repair something. From the software side, you're on your own. Try to find an old HD backup software (old Ghost version, for example), HD that your GSM can support (usually less than 4GB or even 520MB, if it has old EPC5 CPU) and make a copy. We used ordinary PC with PATA IDE interface for this purpose. I've experimented with small-capacity SSD's (1-2GB) and that works too. Send me PM and I can give you some more information, if necessary...

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#75056

Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive? | 12 December, 2015

Tom, we are in the Chicago area and we deal extensively with used Universal Instruments equipment. I probably have just about anything you might need for an older GSM in stock. I agree with Deni in that I would match a replacement hard drive very closely in size to what is already in the machine. We help customers with this issue several times a year and although larger drives can be made to work with the older OS/2 architecture, we have found it is easiest to stick with the original smaller drives if you can find one. I have a few drives left on the shelf that have been removed from OS/2 GSM machines. I will send you my contact information.

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Tom

#75057

Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive? | 12 December, 2015

That would be great; I have a few parts I'm searching for including board support tooling. I can send you some photos and information on my machine. Do you also do training? We're a small business in the Gurnee area off highway 41. Thanks.

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#75059

Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive? | 12 December, 2015

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#75070

Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive? | 14 December, 2015

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#75077

Backup a OS/2 GSM hard drive? | 15 December, 2015

You can create backup image of your entire hard drive using Acronis TrueImage or ghost. I use acronis and never had any problem. As for the hard drive size, "YOU DON"T HAVE TO BUY OLD USED HARD DRIVE". Size of the new hard drive does not matter if you are restoring from image because it will create the exact copy of your original hard drive including partition. I used up to 200GB IDE HDD with no problem. Even I used 200GB HDD for fresh install of os2 and ups.To create image, either you get the hard drive out and image it with offline computer or you have to use parallel port ZIP drive which is too slow.

Hope this helps.

Tushar

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