I have a Model 800 running V5R2 and looking to get a new Power7 box with 7.1 Mainly the only thing that will be moved over is the home grown software. Mostly all RPGLE and CLP programs and a few RPG. We are being told that we can not skip directly to 7.1 and I am looking for some more counsel.
We did a test and restored the data and program libraries directly to a i5 520 running version 6.1 and everything restored and worked great.
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