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I've experienced the same issue due to timeouts / firepower issues / firewall issues.
I order the PTF's and receive the IBM emails with the user / password / IBM FTP site.
Like Rob, I also use FileZilla to grab the files and put them on our LAN.
From there I either FTP them to the IFS or use FileZilla to get them to the IFS. Either method works.
For 1 off PTF's, SNDPTFORD works fine.

Once in the IFS I use Call QVOIFIMG to load them into an image catalog. Obviously ADDIMGCLGE also works
but that is a file by file command. QVOIFIMG loads the image catalog with all of the files from the IFS in a 1 step.

Use the QVOIFIMG API ---> when the image catalog already exists
CALL PGM(QVOIFIMG) PARM('catalog-name' '*ALL' 0)


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2. RE: PTF download failures (Rob Berendt)

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date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:48:46 +0000
from: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: PTF download failures

I used to use the ftp method to get the ptf iso images directly to my lpar. Worked for years. Then it repeatedly started dying. Seems like it would die at roughly the same spot on one of the largest iso images. I had opened up a case with IBM. They did a BUNCH of stuff but basically pointed to an issue with our network. Our network consultant wasn't too helpful so I just use FileZilla to get them from IBM's site to my PC and then use FileZilla again to put them on the lpar. This works.

Illegitimi non carborundum

Rob Berendt
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Subject: PTF download failures

I am in the process of trying to get a machine current on CUMs and PTFs. It seems like with everything I try to download, at least one of the files in it encounters an error and fails to download.
Is there a way to "re-execute" a previous download or do I have to keep creating new ones so I get what was missed?

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