AS/400: Move file in IFS folder to another server

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Hi, I have a file in my IFS folder with size 2GB. I want to move or copy this file to another server. Is there any command in iSeries to execute other than FTPing the file? Please let me know your thoughts on this. Thanks

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yeah that is weird..most of the time (what i do) is just ftp the file out …even if must wait then just wait a while then it will do

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  • CharlieBrowne
    I'm curious as to why not FTP. Also, I am assuming this other server is NOT an AS400. Correct?
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  • TomLiotta
    Since FTP is perhaps the fastest and most efficient method available, I also wonder why not FTP. Clarification on the "other server" might be useful. Tom
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  • Rickmcd
    If the other server is Windows based. Share the IFS folder and Map to it and just use copy and paste. If another AS/400 use OPSNAV to copy and paste. Folks are correct, this is much slower than ftp
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    FTP is the best way to go.
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  • Splat
    There are file size limitations that may prevent Navigator from being any use. FTP is really the easiest method.
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  • sim400
    How about using OpenSSH ? I am not sure what advantages it has over FTP, Could some one explain ? What is the main difference in these two transmission protocols ?
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  • DanTheDane
    Have you considered to use SNADS with SNDNETF ? "The maximum size of a file that can be sent using the SNDNETF command is approximately 2 billion bytes." (ref: ). Read more about SNADS and how to configure here DanF PS: I agree with the people who recommends using ftp - it's easy and speedy.
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  • WoodEngineer
    Are you concerned about secuity issues if FTP is used? If so, IBM has a very good FTP exit point program which providse excellent security. We use it to lock down FTP, only allowing a very small number of users. I can personally attest that it works because we recently had to add one of our software vendors to the list of approved users so they could send an update to our system.
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  • TomLiotta
    IBM has a very good FTP exit point program... For basic control, iSeries Navigator has a useful interface into the WRKFCNUSG, 'Work with Function Usage', command. Right-click a connection and select Application Administration. On the Host Applications tab, expand TCP/IP Utilities, then expand File Transfer Protocol (FTP). In there, specific FTP activities can be enabled or disabled. When a function is selected, the 'Customize' button gives access to individual users for finer control. Though exit programs can do much more, the iNav piece might be enough for some situations. Tom
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