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RE: Tracking PTF media



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Paul Nelson
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 2:18 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Tracking PTF media

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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