Unanswered: Restore old database back up, ontape Help !
I have a database back up file created by " ontape -s -L 0 ", Informix Dynamic Server 2000 Version 9.21
I need to extract the data somehow, really need some help here, any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Here is what I tried :
1. Installed version 11.5 and tried to use cat file.bin | ontape -r -v -t STDIO
this produced : Physical restore failed - Invalid archive tape
I am assuming there is a format mismatch here as db versions are so far apart
2. Tried to use archecker
" cat -u file.bin | archecker -tvsdX -f db.schema " to extract at least a table
This did not work either :
Tables found on archive 0
Tables not located on archive 2
What are my options here. I really need your help guys !!
How can i parse the file? Is the only option to install 9.X informix and perform a restore. Can archecker be used somehow ?