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Copy Mainframe Data to Windows Server w/o FTP

Postby rschoppenhorst » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:57 am

What is the easiest way to copy a mainframe dataset to a MS Windows server without using FTP as our server is not running an FTP host?

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Re: Copy Mainframe Data to Windows Server w/o FTP

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:03 am

use a windows client...

instead of having the mainframe PUT the dataset
have the windoze thing GET the dataset
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Re: Copy Mainframe Data to Windows Server w/o FTP

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:07 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Which server does not have an ftp service? The mainframe or the remote?

If the mainframe does have an ftp service, the remote can connect via the ftp client (which is part of every tcp/ip product i've used) and download the file. If the remote system has an ftp service, ftp may be run in batch to "send" the file from the mainframe to the remote.

There are other ways to transfer data from a mainframe to a remote including NDM (Connect Direct), 3270 file transfer, and an old method called IND$FILE. You would need to talk with your network support people to learn which might be available on the system.
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Re: Copy Mainframe Data to Windows Server w/o FTP

Postby rschoppenhorst » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Thanks for your responses. The Windows server does not have IIS installed currently so to make it easier we are having IIS installed and will run FTP on the server so we can use it transfer data betweent he mainframe and the server.
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Re: Copy Mainframe Data to Windows Server w/o FTP

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:45 am

You're welcome - thanks for posting the direction that has been chosen :)

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