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Re: Fix Central and Download director



fixed

I have ONE partition that has all PTFs for V5R4 and up though the system is on i 7.1. For i 6.1 and up thy never leave instead they are reference over the network via NFS. One download MANY applies!

I get control of all file placement and file naming. I also get nice clear logs where I can find them about completion and speed. Also seems like at one point SNDPTFORD didn't let me order PTF groups for older releases.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 7/31/2014 8:29 AM, Jeff Crosby wrote:

Question of ignorance: What is the benefit of Download Director and FTP
over just using SNDPTFORD? Multiple systems and/or partitions need only 1
download?

Thanks.



On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:31 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

He dropped IBM. I still run in to him in Rochester now and then.

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Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Paul
Nelson
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:13 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Fix Central and Download director

I wonder if IBM dropped him instead.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
DrFranken
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:11 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Fix Central and Download director

Download Director, when it works correctly, is wonderful. It has a few
issues like it downloads to your PC rather than directly to the system and
the downloaded file names make no sense whatever. The biggest issue though
is the hail of java updates recently means only 1 in 5 times can I even get
the thing to run.

FTP however I have used since the dawn of Fix Central. Scripts on i that
need only the directory name dropped in pull the PTFs directly to the the
proper directory. No interference on my PC, uses bandwidth at the office
not
at home, and while it's not as fast for a single file (max about 650KB or
so) I can run a big ole bunchfull of them in parallel and they each get
that
amount.

At one time the chief coder for Fix Central bought Jim O and I lunch at a
COMMON conference as we had been helping them with design issues and
testing. He informed us that IBM was intending to drop the FTP option.
Our reaction was swift and in total agreement: "No WAY! Who do we have to
call!!!" Must have worked, FTP is still there!

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 7/31/2014 5:59 AM, paultherrien@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I was trying to download the latest cume for 7.1 yesterday and having
troubles as well. In the end, I used the FTP option.
Part of my issue was that java was failing on the PC I was using. But
what
was annoying was that I could never get the Download Director to pick
up where I left off, or even just restart the download. Fix central
insisted on rebuilding my download request and putting me off for 2
hours. After
the
third time I went to the FTP option.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Mike
McClain
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:06 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
Subject: Fix Central and Download director

Have been using Fix Central and Download Director to get PTF images to
my
PC
for years without issue.
Now, have been trying for about a week to get TR8 and cume,hiper,db
for
7.1
system. Starts out looking like everything is good using 6 to 8
connections,
then after about 2-3% of first file download the connections slowly
drop
off
and I'll get Server busy try again later which results in the same thing.
Anyone know what's going on here?
Thanks,
Mike

Michael McClain
HICI (a Shelter Insurance Company)
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