FTP is not enough?
You can install Linux in a LPAR on system i (I don’t know the complexity but it seems to be easy).
Sorry, I’m tryiing to add useful informations.
A costumer have installed an automatic save system on his local network, this network works (I think) on Linux.
So he can everynight connect to all PCs of his company and transfer all the files he wants. I presume this posts are working with Windows.
He wants to do the same thing with AS400 i-series.
Because some IBM UNIX belongs to i-system (do I say a stupid thing ?). I’m would not be surprised that you can run a Linux partition on i-series. It’s perhaps a beginning af solution ?
Think you very much Wilson.
I’m going to look on the Web.
You can do all your customer wants with FTP.
1.- Use FTP to start Backup on your i (this may be do to a Virtual tape drive to get the images directly on IFS or save to a SAVF). Or it can be planned with JobScd.
2.- Use FTP to GET the backup from IFS or library/savf
Or, if your customer had a Windows network emulator to access windows machines it can access directly the IFS on system I!
Hope it can help you.