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Creating a document from an iSeries optical file

I wanted to create a hard copy document from an optical file located in the IFS. I can locate the file that I need, but need to recover the file into a document that can be printed. Would need a function on the iSeries that I can use to generate t...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Correct total disk space reported by NetServer for Windows mapped drive of IFS share

Windows mapped drive to IFS share on system with 24TB disk space shows total disk space of 7.99 TB with 14.5TB used. Usage bar is showing red. NetServer is not reporting correct disk space on large systems according to IBM support. Use Case: User ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration

Audit Issue with PASE and QSHELL

Recently we had user move critical Production IFS folder family using PACE or QSHELL options. This caused a critical production issue. The only tracking found was in QAUDJRN OM record showing IFS folder move. This did not show actual commands exec...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 14 Not under consideration

A more conventional filesystem than /QSYS.LIB

Please create a new filesystem that allows access to QSYS objects using a more "conventional" layout (i.e., not reminiscent of the AS/400). e.g., Don't include object type in the name. Treat libraries and multi-member files as directories (no need...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Add copy while active parameter to CPY, CPYFRMIMPF, CPYFRMSTMF commands

The CPY, CPYFRMIMPF, and CPYFRMSTMF commands will not copy the contents of a file which is currently open for update. User applications which import text files uploaded into IFS directories from applications like MS Excel fail because Excel retain...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Clear /tmp directory

During an IPL the directory /tmp should be cleared just like the library QRPLOBJ is cleared. Currently a command is provided to do so, but it needs to be automated in the IPL Use Case: clrtmp command needs qshell, but in restricted state that is n...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 17 Not under consideration

NetServer support of SMB2 not support Change Notify

After reading the document https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021348 and that you would like to be implemented support for CHANGE_NOTIFY in the Iseries Use Case: Problems described in the document (https://www-01.ibm.com/support/...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

NFS4.1 support on IBMi

Hi I am looking for an help that nfs4.1 is supported is supported on IBM i. Also any plans of adding nfs4.1 in new releases.Requesting for guidance on this. ThanksAteev Use Case: Presently i do not have any use case for the same.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Error state if unix function write() writes into a deleted file

1. A Programm writes a large IFS-File. 2. An automated FTP-Job copies this file and the file is deleted.3. The Programm writes und the unix-Api write() returns only the bufferlen of the bytes writen. The missing file is ignored. A state -1 should ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

QNTC + SMBv2

From iseries I create excel files and write to shared windows folder for ftp access from suppliers.From iSeries I create EDI transport documents to be transmitted to customers through the EDI proprietary application. Now use SMBv1 (SMBv2 not avaia...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration