Thanks Rob, I did get the latest. Interesting thing is the structure of the download changes. Hopefully planned.

A month or 2 ago I downloaded 7.1 and got roughly 5 vols of group1, 3 vol's of group 2, and 2 vols of group3 plus the Multi_NLV stuff.

A week or so ago I did it again. No group 2 or 3. Lots of LCD8_#### stuff. I found what I needed but it was compiled in a very different way.
Still 27 gigs of ptf's.

<rob@xxxxxxxxx> 12/18/2014 11:39 AM >>>
You know, if you use the most current 'resave' or 'respin' of the
operating system you are upgrading to it will have the latest technology
refresh on it. This saves a bunch of grief when doing an upgrade. You
still should apply a cume and groups.

'Back in the day' I used to hesitate loading a large quantity of PTF's
such as the latest cume and all available groups. Something about
"link/loader full" comes to mind. Nowadays it's the way I do it all the
time. Sure I verify with DSPPTF, WRKPTFGRP, CHKPRDOPT and a few other
things, just in case an extra IPL is needed.

Resave/respin
http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/resave/index.html
Where to download the latest resave (often just the I_BASE CD is all
that's part of the resave):
http://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/OpenServlet.wss

What are group PTFs?
http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/sline003.NSF/GroupPTFs?OpenView&view=GroupPTFs

What group's am I currently at?
WRKPTFGRP

What are "Technology Refreshes"?
http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/techrefresh/index.html


Rob Berendt

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