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BTrieve ver. 7.00 and Linux

BTrieve ver. 7.00 and Linux

BTrieve ver. 7.00 and Linux

I have some application  in Btrieve 7.00 for Novell4.11 server. I thinking about using Linux. It is some way to use this on Linux platform?
Thank you.

RE: BTrieve ver. 7.00 and Linux

The only Pervasive engine that currently runs on Linux is the Pervasive.SQL 2000 engine.  If the application is Btrieve based, it should run without any changes.  You would want to make sure the application supports Linux.  

RE: BTrieve ver. 7.00 and Linux

This is absolutely true, but in most cases the platform or type of engine (and for that matter the protocol, the data file format are too) are completely transparent to the application. In fact there is a large realty company in Dallas TX that is running Great Plains software against a Pervasive.SQL 2000 Linux server at several sites and loving it. As you can imagine, GP would not like that at all, especially since they have been purchased by MS So the moral is if you want support from your application vendor make sure that they support Linux, but if the app is custom, old, or unsupported, or you just don't care if the app vendor provides support for the type of database server engine used then Linux should work fine. I would certainly download the eval and test it first before purchasing it, but in more than 99 of 100 cases this is true that  you can switch out servers from NT to NW to Linux and vice versa and it all will work.


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