Just an FYI - the SAVRSTxxx commands do everything you are doing, I believe. Replace your remote command and SAVLIB with SAVRSTLIB and it's all done for you. There is no need for additional software on the remote box - just install the ObjectConnect option of the local OS and you are good. You will have to set up an AnyNet controller, I think - it's been too long and I forget. Maybe on both ends, but not sure of that.

And this doesn't require you to send a remote command - the same trigger you use now would fire off the SAVRSTLIB. No FTP scripts with all their difficulties, etc.

But I'm probably missing something here.

Glad you got things working, though!


Jim Essinger wrote:
Vern, (and all)

Thanks for the ideas. This job has been designed to be driven from the
receiving (test) computer side. When the process on the production system
gets to a certain point, it runs a remote command on the test system that
starts the FTP get of save files, then starts the conversion. The libraries
being restored are already saved to a savf as part of the end day process,
and doing another SAVRSTxxx command would make the process longer. If there
are commands on the receiving side to do a similar thing ....

I fixed my problem by writing a cl program to submit the restore for each
library, then called that program passing the library name.

Call pgm(MyRestore) parm('LibA')

In the CL I used the SELECT - WHEN &LIBRARY = 'LibA' to check which
library, then submitted the restore, and ended the CL program. The FTP
issued the next GET command - rinse - repeat.

It gets the job done, but thinking about it now, I might have been able to
plug the library name into a generic submit restore command. It would
depend on if the restore was submitted with all the same parms, which I
don't remember at this point.


On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Vern Hamberg <vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Have you considered using the ObjectConnect feature of the OS? It is a
free option of the operating system (option 22). It gives you some very
nice commands, like

SAVRST QSYS Save Restore
SAVRSTCFG QSYS Save Restore Configuration
SAVRSTCHG QSYS Save Restore Changed Objects
SAVRSTDLO QSYS Save Restore Doc/Lib Object
SAVRSTLIB QSYS Save Restore Library
SAVRSTOBJ QSYS Save Restore Object

I have set up AnyNet to handle the transfers - have not started the
QSNADS subsystem, so I don't think that is needed, at least explicitly.

The SAVRSTLIB, SAVRSTCHG, and SAVRSTOBJ commands have a way to change
the target library, they bundle up whatever has to be saved into a SAVF
under the covers and restore it on the remote system. At least it looks
that way to me by how it behaves.

SAVRST does not seem to have a way to modify the directory to restore to
- at least on V5R1.

It's really very nifty, IMHO. Use it all the time on our network.


Jim Essinger wrote:
Greetings IT GURUs,


V5R4 on both i5/os machines/partitions.

I have a process that uses FTP to get save files of libraries from one i
partition to another, and I want to submit a restore job after each
is successfully transferred. I have "get LibOne (R' to get the save file
and replace the existing file. I want to do a 'syscmd sbmjob cmd rstobj
obj(*all) savelib(LibOne) dev(*safv) objtype(*file) savf(backup/LibOne)
mbropt(*all) alwobjdif(*all) job(JobName) jobd(myjobd) jobq(*jobd)
jobpty(*jobd)' (extra parms added for clarity and to make the command


If the command is too long for the FTP line, is there a continuation
indicator like the plus sign (+) in CL source that will recognize the
following line as part of the command from the previous line?

What is the max length of a record that FTP can process? The record
of the current script file is 132.

Is there another way to run a submit job command (other than writing a
program for each of 50 libraries) to get the submit job command to


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