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SSH

File Transfers Using Windows GUI

In these examples, Tectia Client 6.2 is used. The same syntax applies to most of the Windows GUI SFTP applications.

Note that many SFTP clients show the file sizes of MVS data sets as "0". This is because Tectia Server for IBM z/OS does not determine the exact file size when listing files and does not set the size field in the protocol message.

MVS Data Set and HFS File System Hierarchies

GUI clients display MVS data sets as files and folders. Sequential and VSAM data sets are displayed as files and partitioned data sets as folders.

Viewing MVS data sets in the Tectia Secure File Transfer GUI on Windows

Figure 9.2. Viewing MVS data sets in the Tectia Secure File Transfer GUI on Windows

Partitioned data set members can be viewed by double-clicking the PDS "folder".

Viewing partitioned data sets

Figure 9.3. Viewing partitioned data sets

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.

Viewing USS home directory

Figure 9.4. Viewing USS home directory

If a default file transfer home directory is defined as USS, MVS data sets can be accessed by typing /__USERNAME. (for example /__USER1.) in the remote path.

Viewing MVS "home"

Figure 9.5. Viewing MVS "home"

Interactive File Transfers Using Windows GUI

Files and MVS data sets 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.

Transferring files between Windows and MVS

Figure 9.6. Transferring files between Windows and MVS

Whole partitioned data sets 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 advice string "/FTADV:P=WIN/___USER1." is used to select a Windows file transfer profile.

Using advice strings

Figure 9.7. Using advice strings

Unattended File Transfers Using Windows GUI

The 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 data sets 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.

Batch file transfer

Figure 9.8. Batch file transfer

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