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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008


    I'm a newby to Informix. Can anyone tell me what i need to do to convert a UNIX Informix installation to a Windows Infomix installation. I was provided a tar file and extracted it with Cygwin. We go to import it and and it doesn't seem to work. Do we need to convert the UNIX format to a Windows format. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
    Last edited by shawn1md; 06-04-08 at 08:56.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Once you have informix installed on Windows, take a dbexport of informix db (UNIX) and import it on windows. It should work.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2004

    Convert Informix from UNIX to Windows

    If the tar file contains the software you will not be able to install.

    If it contains the database then you will need the Informix server for the Windows platform installed then you can use dbimport.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Jundiai / SP - Brasil
    like marymurny say.. but, with another words...

    The binary installation of Informix for Windows is not the same for Linux.
    If you want to convert a a Informix database from Linux to Windows:
    1) On Linux machine, export all data to flat file (text file) with dbexport or unload or HPL.
    2) Get with IBM Support (if you have support) the binary of Informix instalation for Windows.
    3) Install the Informix for Windows ,
    4) Load the database with dbimport or load or HPL.

    Need more details? read the manuals or pay a consultant ...
    César Inacio Martins
    Jundiai / SP - Brasil - em Português - English (translated by Google).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Thank you for your help with Informix

    I really appeciate your time, I have it converted now.

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