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Parvathi Devi

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: FTP a huge PDS to another server
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I would like to transfer a huge PDS (which has aroud 5000 members) to another server with the members in .txt format.

I had read about PKZIP + FTP but don't know much about PKZIP. Will this be possible with PKZIP. If so is there any specific parameter to be given?

Is there any other option other than PKZIP / FTP?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: FTP a huge PDS to another server
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Parvathi Devi wrote:
Will this be possible with PKZIP?


Absolutely.

Parvathi Devi wrote:
If so is there any specific parameter to be given?


Of course.

Parvathi Devi wrote:
Is there any other option other than PKZIP / FTP?


That would depend on what other data transfer facilities you have available to you. The answer is "possibly".
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Parvathi Devi

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

As of now we don't have any constraints on the data transfer facility. Can you please let me know about the other options in detail?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply to: FTP a huge PDS to another server
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Normally, for server-to-server data transfers within an enterprise, you would use specific products that deal with managing these processes. A few I can think of off the top of my head are Connect:Direct, XCOM, and Connect:Enterprise. Which product do you have available?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply to: FTP a huge PDS to another server
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Why do you want to transfer 5000 members to a txt file? is there any comp requirement or to your presonal reference??? I think the PKZIP will to the job!!! I dont think we can FTP all the memebers in cmd prompt which will take lot of time
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Requirement:

We have totally 20000 elements (PGM,CPY, etc) in around 20 PDS. We need to download this source code to a FTP Server in .txt format. This will be a one time activity. After this initial download, we need to refresh/download the modified components (around 1000) on weekly basis to the same FTP server.

Question:

1. What are all the options available to download from Mainframe to the FTP Server?We are open to all data transfer facilities.

Please clarify our questions in the below options as well.

Options:

1. PKZIP - We are actually trying to automate the whole process. So we use PKZIP to zip huge PDS and FTP it to the server, we have question on how are we going to automatically unzip it on the server end. Is there any ways to automate the unzipping process?

2. Direct FTP of the PDS (individual members as such without zipping it) to the server. In this case we have a plan to repeat the process using a REXX tool to FTP the members one-by-one. (20000 members)
Will there be any performance issue with the connectivity in doing so?

3. Please list the other options if any.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject:
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Try XMIT/RECEIVE.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply to: FTP a huge PDS to another server
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My opinion?

I like the PKZIP option. The PKZIP program can store and (optionally) compress all of the contents of the PDS's into a single .zip archive. You can specify naming rules that would allow you to add the .txt file extension to each of the PDS members, saving you the trouble of having to do that programatically. As far as automatically un-zipping the file, I can't answer that, only to say that I imagine that, as a server, that machine should be able to handle that process somehow.
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