There are three basic steps that need to be followed in order to prepare your IBM i data.

  1. Gather diagnostic data.
  2. Compress data
    • File naming convention: xxxxx.bbb.ccc.yyy.zzz
    • Example: 43123.055.724.savf (PMR_#.branch_office_#.country_code_#.savf)
    Field Description Sample
    xxxxx PMR number 43123
    bbbb Branch office number 055
    ccc 724
    yyy.yyy Short description of the file sacf
    zzz File type bin
  3. Send data
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Create Save File example

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Save Object example

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Delivery via OS/400 or IBM i command line

Use the following instructions to transfer your data to our FTP server from the OS/400 or IBM i command line:

NOTE: The instructions below do not include steps which may be necessary to pass through a firewall or proxy server.

  1. From the OS/400 or IBM i command line, enter: ftp RMTSYS(ftp.ecurep.ibm.com)
  2. At the USER: prompt, enter: anonymous
  3. At the password prompt, enter: your_email_address (e.g., your_user_id@company.com)
  4. At the Command: prompt, enter: cd toibm/os400/
  5. At the Command: prompt, enter: bin
  6. At the Command: prompt, enter: put qt.trace.a 11111.222.724.qt.trace.savf
  7. At the Command: prompt, enter: quit
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Delivery via a workstation

Use the following instructions to download your prepared data to your workstation using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from the command line.

NOTE: The instructions below do not include steps which may be necessary to pass through a firewall or proxy server.

  1. Download the data from your OS/400 or IBM i system to your workstation. Important: always use binary for the download or upload.
  2. From the C:> prompt, enter: receive your_data_at_os400 your_data_at_the_workstation (binary)
  3. From the C:> prompt, enter: ftp ftp.ecurep.ibm.com
  4. At the USER: prompt, enter: anonymous
  5. At the password prompt, enter: your_email_address (e.g., your_user_id@company.com)
  6. At the Command: prompt, enter: cd toibm/os400/
  7. At the Command: prompt, enter: bin
  8. At the Command: prompt, enter: put your_data_at_the_workstation
  9. At the Command: prompt, enter: quit

Additionally, you can use "zip" to compress your data. Please change the file name to reflect the zip. Example: xxxxx.bbb.yyy.zip.

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