That works really well for a single system or ones that are configured with the NFS sharing. Those of us who have to have all the groups etc. find the FTP seems to be more flexible in the end.

The other massive reason for using FTP is you get to name the file and the directory it's in, so for instance the hiper group I just downloaded is called: Hiper_66_1.bin. Now I know that's a Hiper at level 66 right away.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/6/2012 2:21 PM, Chris Bipes wrote:
I like the SNDPTFORD command. I take option 3 to not send the request, leaves then in the problem database with a status of prepared. Once I have placed the orders for all the PTF's I need, I submit to batch the SNDSRVRQS for the *PREPAIRED entries I created in step one.

The system downloads them in batch while I have a beer or two. I used to do the FTP stuff but that is now outdated.

-- Chris Bipes Director of Information Services CrossCheck, Inc. -----Original Message----- 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.

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