• Subject: Re: Attaching multiple AS/400's in the SAME Computer Room
  • From: Peter Coffin <phcoffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 11:44:41 -0500

Carl writes:

> No I sure haven't. Same is true if you upload a file using CA/400 file
> transfer.  How would the AS400 know what the external definition is??
> Between two AS400s, you could same a file to a save file, then FTP the file
> to the target AS400, the save file will be created on the fly and then
> restore the file from the save file.  That should preserve your external
> defn.

Unfortunately, it doesn't protect your from the problem that the save file
arrives on the 400 as a 528-position record length file, and you still have
to post-process records out of the pseudo-save file into a real one with a
program.

I love having ftp around, and spend probably 20% of my work time building
programs that shovel files around using ftp, but it's not a native 400
protocol, and you do have to account for it a bit. To borrow a phrase,
"If you want SNADS, you know where to find it."

Peter H. Coffin
phcoffin@us.ibm.com
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