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How to FTP a Save File Stored in the IFS to a Library on the Same System so Data Can be Restored From It

Technote (troubleshooting)


This document provides the steps for FTPing a save file (savf) that is stored in the IFS to a library on the same system so that data can be restored from the save file.

Resolving the problem

To FTP a save file stored in the IFS to a library on the same system, you should perform the following steps:

1. Create a save file that has the same name as the save file stored in the IFS in the library of your choice.


Note: Replace YOURSAVF with the name of the savf stored in the IFS. Replace YOURLIB with the library you would like the savf stored in.

2. On a command line, FTP to the current system you are logged onto:

FTP sysname

Note: Replace sysname with the name or IP address of your system.

3. Use the following example as a guide for the FTP prompts. In this example, replace the following information with your information:

USERID = Your IBM i user ID
/IFSDIRECTORY/YOURSAVF = The path to the IFS directory containing the savf
YOURLIB/YOURSAVF = The library and savf you specified in Step 1

File Transfer Protocol

Previous FTP subcommands and messages:
Connecting to host sysname.domain at address using port 21.
220-QTCP at sysname.domain.
220 Connection will close if idle more than 15 minutes.
331 Enter password.
230 USERID logged on.
OS/400 is the remote operating system. The TCP/IP version is "V6R1M0".
250 Now using naming format "0".
257 "QGPL" is current library.
> bin
200 Representation type is binary IMAGE.
> quote site namefmt 1
250 Now using naming format "1".
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||13492|).
150 Retrieving file /IFSDIRECTORY/YOURSAVF
226 File transfer completed successfully.
42240 bytes transferred in 0.046 seconds. Transfer rate 920.293 KB/sec.  

4. The save file should now be stored in YOURLIB/YOURSAVF. You can issue a DSPSAVF YOURLIB/YOURSAVF to verify the contents of the savf and use RSTxxx commands to restore the contents of the savf.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 6.1
Operating System IBM i 7.1
Operating System IBM i 7.2

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Document information

More support for: IBM i

Software version: 5.4.0, 6.1.0, 7.1.0, 7.2.0

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1012624

Modified date: 21 December 2012