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Bob - 4/18/2012 1:12:45 PM
   
Use XMIT to create universal "transport" files to easily move/copy all of your important libraries
XMIT might have been created to allow you to send files to IBM, but it can also be used to create copies of all your important PDS. These can be saved ON YOUR PC. Once saved on the PC, you can easily upload them to whatever client LPAR you need them on.

In TSO option 6 just issue the command "XMIT NODENAMEX.YOURID DA('from DSN') OUTDSN(TO DSN)"

This will create the transport file on the system you are on. (If you are on a JES2 system and you don't know the "NODENAMEX" of the system you are on, just issue the command $DMASDEF. The NODENAMEX will be in the output and appear at the end as XCFGRPNM=NODENAMEX).

Use the FTP function to send this file to your PC (remember to use BIN in the FTP).

Then, when you need to get you PDS onto the client LPAR, FTP it back to where you need it.

Bring it back to a file that is FB, LRECL=80, BLKSIZE=3120 (and remember, once again to use BIN)

In option 6 of TSO Issue a receive of the data set you just FTPed. "RECEIVE INDATASET(FTPEDDSN)"

After responding to the prompts you'll have your PDS on the new system ... fully intact.

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