Sorry I was apparently not clear. The procedure I like to follow:

1. Create tape image catalog, virtual tape device and a virtual tape large enough to hold the image catalog and the IFS files.

2) Duplicate the Tape Image catalog etc on the target box.

Steps one and two need to be done once per box.

3) Save the Image catalog and the IFS directories to the virtual tape. Virtual tape allows you use both the SAVOBJ and the SAV commands needed to the same tape volume.

4) FTP the tape volume over to the target box

5) Restore Image catalog and IFS images

6) Do what's next with the image catalog.

Step 5 is the FTP part.

BTW: If you have EE set up per our earlier discussion, you can just use SAVRSTOBJ for the image catalog and SAVRST for the IFS too. Works well. One really quick CLP away from automating it....

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/19/2012 6:40 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
I'll admit, I haven't clicked on the link. But what do save files have to
do with image catalogs?

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 From: Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 09/18/2012 06:32 PM Subject: Re: How to use i navigator to copy image catalog data between systems Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx I always use a binary FTP to move the save files. I have never had the Navigator function work quite right. I'm not suggesting that Navigator is the problem, rather the movement of the data from one IBM i box to the PC and then to the target IBM i box. Just too many places for trouble. IBM i FTP directly to IBM i always works, minimizes places for data corruption and because the LAN/WAN is usually more robust between the hosts, faster. Jim Oberholtzer Chief Technical Architect Agile Technology Architects On 9/18/2012 4:55 PM, Gerald Kern wrote:
> I recently upgraded a partition to V7 and have instructions for saving
> restoring an image catalog to another system (see link).

> I'm trying to use i navigator but it won't let me copy/paste the *SAVF
> files.
> I'm using the Edit menu to copy, then navigate to the target system and
> select paste but nothing happens.
> Also I'm also curious as to how it would know that the other two
> would require *PRV on the save commands. And I suppose the same would be
> true if using FTP - how does it know to specify *PRV?
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