AS/400 to Linux Box

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AS/400 administration
AS/400 to Linux OS
iSeries 270
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Linux administration
ITKE,  I saw where in 2009 you had an AS/400 box and I believed you had changed it over to Linux?  I have a iseries 270.  it is running fine except I dont know much of the AS/400 command language.  I'd like to learn the language so what books would you suggest also, i like to turn it over to a Linux box even though it is only a text terminal and wouldnt have gui capabilities.  I'd like to use it for storage or maybe email server.  Any suggestions and some sort of a plan of action??  This box was given to me but i cant sell it until i erase the company data from it and i dont know how to do that.  Any suggestions on getting this to Linux OS? Thanks in advance, Robert Ethier

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AS/400 iSeries 270
ASKED: January 26, 2011  3:35 AM
UPDATED: January 26, 2011  2:12 PM

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  • TomLiotta
    Erasing company data is probably easy, as long as you can sign on as a user with sufficient authority, and if you can't sign on with that much authority, there isn't much else you'll be able to do with the box. Once "company" libraries and directories are identified, they can be deleted with essentially no concerns over later recovery. The file system and DASD technology doesn't make it easy to recover (or even recognize) anything once file system links are removed. Recovery requires specialized equipment and knowledge. Before even considering Linux, you should determine what you have. A 270 might or might not be worth something. Just about any processor option but the lowest tier has potential. If the OS license was also transferred to you, the potential rises significantly. There's a chance that someone in your region would make a deal with you. And Linux might not even be an option if the 270 is at the low end. Tom
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