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Re: Tracking PTF media



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I have found the easiest way to get anything more than a single PTF is to use the FTP download. I create a batch download either in my Winderz server or on the i, depending on where I am. Kick it off let it rip. To download every group and cumulative from IBM for V7 last Tuesday took about 9 hours at a shade over 2Mb on my 15Mb line from TimeWarner. Using download manager and direct to the system always seem to fail and take longer.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 9/6/2012 2:13 PM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
But how long does it take you to download five-six 600MB files?


Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com From: "Musselman, Paul" <pmusselman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 09/06/2012 03:09 PM Subject: RE: Tracking PTF media Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Rob-- I usually use Download Manager To My PC. I point the download to a mapped drive which points to a share in the IFS so the data ends up on the iSeries. Advantages-- Download Manager will re-start in mid-stream if interrupted. --Paul E Musselman PaulMmn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [ mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:20 AM To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: Re: Tracking PTF media Yep, media was faster. Just arrived at my desk... Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com From: rob@xxxxxxxxx To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 08/22/2012 10:15 AM Subject: Re: Tracking PTF media Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx I started the download yesterday. There are two binary files in my request. It JUST finished the first one. Our internet connection is NOT just two Dixie cups and a string however at this rate I can probably get it shipped to me on media faster. Yes I am using the FTP method directly to my i. I am getting, on average, 87MB every 30 minutes of this ptf data from IBM. So if I have two files: 3804MB and 2626MB totalling 6430MB it should take about 37 hours to download. IBM's download site is pathetically slow. Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com From: DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Cc: rob@xxxxxxxxx Date: 08/22/2012 10:04 AM Subject: Re: Tracking PTF media Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx This is just one reason why I do NOT ask for physical media. I presume you have reason for physical media rather than downloading it but I use the FTP option so that I can name the files meaningfully (i.e. http4 or hiper65) and I use the directory name to indicate the release (i.e. v7r1 v6r1). As it was described to me many moons ago there are pieces of this process outside the iBM firewalls and inside them. Data may flow inward but almost nothing comes out. Why they can't put tracking information in there is a puzzler. Perhaps it's not yet available but a followup email containing it would work I would think. However this was what I was told. - Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis On 8/22/2012 7:51 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Let's say I order PTF on media and I get an email with this
> PRTY = 1
> COERVER = 34-STATUS
> SOURCE = HSB
> COERNBR = H79988353
> CNTYNBR = 000
> FRMNODE = BLDISDMC
> FRMUSER = R370ACK
> SHPDATE = 20120821210050
> TEXT = Fix data will be mailed on Optical media.
> TEXT = Package contained 1348 fixes with 14,030,290 Kilo-bytes of dat
> TEXT = Total amount of data shipped was 5,610,771 Kilo-bytes
> TEXT = Package shipped on 005 Optical volume(s)
> TEXT = SDF Order# B1374236 was Shipped at 11:43:39 08/21/2012
> NBRDATA = 0014
>
> Then I want to track that order. So I go to IBM.com and at the upper
> right I search on track an order and I get this
> http://www.ibm.com/link/www5_software_ibm_com.html
> Software fixes (PTFs)
> For software fixes (PTFs)
> by CCSS order number (7 characters e.g. '1234567')
> by COER number (1-9 characters e.g. '123456789')
> by PMR number, 11 characters e.g. 'XXXXXYYYZZZ'
(XXXXX=problemnumber,
> YYY=Branchoffice number, ZZZ=Country number)
> E-mail: CCSS - Common Connected Service System
> Telephone: 00 353 1 8155280 (support in English available 24/7)
>
> Really? I have to call a phone number to track an order? This is for
> real?
>
> Rob Berendt
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