File Transfers Using Windows GUI
In these examples, SSH Tectia Client 5.2 is used. The same syntax applies to most of the Windows GUI SFTP applications.
MVS Dataset and HFS File System Hierarchies
GUI clients display MVS datasets as files and folders. Sequential and VSAM datasets are displayed as files and partitioned datasets as folders.
Figure : Viewing MVS datasets in the SSH Tectia File Transfer GUI on Windows
Partitioned dataset members can be viewed by double-clicking the
Figure : Viewing partitioned datasets
If a default file transfer home directory is defined as MVS, Unix System Services can be accessed by typing
/ (or a Unix home directory like
/home/user1) in the remote path.
Figure : Viewing USS home directory
If a default file transfer home directory is defined as USS, MVS datasets can be accessed by typing
/__USERNAME. (for example
/__USER1.) in the remote path.
Figure : Viewing MVS "home"
Interactive File Transfers Using Windows GUI
Files and MVS datasets can be transferred with drag-and-drop either between local and remote views, or between Windows Explorer/Desktop and remote view.
These file transfers use the default file transfer profile if file transfer profiles are enabled.
Figure : Transferring files between Windows and MVS
Whole partitioned datasets can be transferred by transferring the PDS folders.
Specific profiles or file transfer parameters can be defined to remote path with the same format as described earlier. In the figure below, the advisor string
"/FTADV:P=WIN/___USER1." is used to select a Windows file transfer profile.
Figure : Using advisor strings
Unattended File Transfers Using Windows GUI
The SSH Tectia Client GUI does not yet provide scheduled non-interactive file transfer capabilities, but the file transfer queue can be used for semi-automatic file transfers. Files, folders, and datasets can be dragged to the file transfer queue where user can select "Transfer all" with a right mouse click to initiate a batch file transfer.
Figure : Batch file transfer
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