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Thanks to all in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
I’m needing some help in retrieving data on what appears to be a QNX4 system. The hospital I work for has not had any maintainence contracts with the application vendor for several years now. As I seem to understand the origins of QNX, that QNX4 was licensed o several applications vendors to do with as they will for their applications. Therefore, they were not obligated to provide any root level access to their applilcation customers.
This particular application contains data that the hospital must keep and demonstrate abilities to retreive on demand for the next 10+ years according to FDA regulations.
The system that it sitting on has a failed mirrored SCSI drive and an Adaptec controller which is also to seems to be suspect. I have tried some attempt towards recovery, if I can find replacement hardware, by copying the partition(s) with G4U (Ghost for Unix) utility.
The existing system and /or permissions will not allow (or doesn’t have) a way to turn on TCP/IP much less NFS.
- Was/will G4U create a usable restoration?
- Is there an XP/Vista utility to read the data within the QNX4 partitions?
(I have already tried EXT2IFS on the G4U copy, either not using correctly or it doesn’t understand QNX4)
- Is there a way to put an IDE driver on the existing system or better yet the G4U copy to allow it to boot on a basic IDE-disk desktop? (the G4U copy starts to boot QNX4 (basic banner shows, then just hangs at hit ESCAPE to boot alternate OS). This would allow be to at least get the application moved the VMWare.
Ideally if someone had ideas on just how to get the application data off to be move into an SQL database would be most helpful.