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    About This Document >>
    Installing SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS >>
    Getting Started with SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS >>
    Configuring the Server >>
    Configuring the Client >>
    Authentication >>
    Transferring Files >>
        Handling MVS Datasets and HFS File System Access>>
        Controlling File Transfer>>
        Listing Datasets with SFTP Clients>>
        Secure File Transfer Examples Using the z/OS Client>>
        Secure File Transfer Examples Using Windows and Unix Clients>>
            File Transfers Using Windows GUI
            File Transfers Using Command-Line Applications
            File Transfers Using FTP/SFTP Conversion
    Tunneling >>
    Troubleshooting SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS >>
    Advanced Information >>
    Man Pages >>
    Log Messages >>

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.

Note that many SFTP clients show the file sizes of MVS datasets as "0". This is because SSH 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 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 PDS "folder".

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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