Hi Brad,

Maybe I misunderstood something -- I had the impression your product mimics
a tape drive.  In which case the AS400 only sees what you let it see, and if
you unzip the data before passing it to the AS400, how would it know it's

What exactly does your product do again?

Peter Dow
Dow Software Services, Inc.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Jensen" <brad@elstore.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 6:49 AM
Subject: Re: Writing multiple CD volumes for the AS/400?

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Dow" <pcdow@yahoo.com>
> > Hi Brad,
> >
> > Regarding the compression on the AS/400 side, Qshell (command
> QSH) provides
> > the jar command which produces PKzip/Winzip compatible files,
> and can
> > decmpress them.
> >
> Thanks Peter!
> I -think- the problem with the zip on the as/400, is that it would
> have to be done during the restore of the library. I don't think I
> can pre-process the stream in any way, unless I write my own save
> and restore. From what I am hearing, that would have to be done in
> MI. I want to use the existing IBM utilities, I don't want to
> introduce bugs into a good system.
> In other words, I can't restore a library where the data astream
> is zipped, OS/400 would not understand it. And I can't create a
> SAVF and zip it then save it, it would take too much space and far
> too long. I don't really need to zip the outgoing stuff, I'll do
> that on the PC side. Unzip takes a lot less resources than zip.

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