My systems are in different states connected over VPN. I don't think I'd want to chance a network based drive.
Sean Porterfield

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 15:51
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Tracking PTF media

Stop the FTP!! Network Based Virtual Optical Drives: The IBM i administrators best friend!

It's faster, no FTPing, Saves disk space and it's faster too. :-)

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 9/6/2012 3:32 PM, Tommy.Holden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I order PTFs via FTP and wrote a command that I just plug in the
password they send, the directory & my local credentials for our LPARs
and it downloads the PTFs, loads them into an image catalog, FTPs the
PTFs to all of the other LPARs and loads them into image catalogs and
then it's a simple GO PTF option 8...but that's just me :)

Tommy Holden

From: Chris Bipes <chris.bipes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
Date: 09/06/2012 02:26 PM
Subject: RE: Tracking PTF media
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

No you use Ops Nav to inventory and sync the PTF between the systems.
(Compare and Update.)

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