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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 1, 2019

IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Using Windows FTP server as in house cloud solution


Use Case:

Customer has a huge FTP Server area based on Windows FTP Server. Like to use this as Cloud Storage for IBM i BRMS


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 1, 2021

    Have you tried using OpenSSH?
    * You can save to Image Catalog and mount from a Linux serverusing SSHFS to your IBM , where you can read files and upload to any cloud storage or local NAS.
    * You can save to SAVE FILES and create a CL to upload in parallel using FTP . If you need disaster recovery you can also create an OPTICAL Image Catalog to save a SAVSYS or Option 22 and upload this ISO to the FTP server.
    * You can use ICC against an FTP Server or a MinIO server (Cloud gateway with S3 protocol)


    Good luck!

  • Guest
    Jan 20, 2020

    .We understand the requirement and will prioritize

  • Guest
    Jul 19, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Virtualization, Cloud
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - BRMS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2019

    What is the workflow of the expected use case? Mapping a drive to the FTP server and placing save files on the storage media from BRMS? Performing the save(s) to the IFS as save files then FTP'ing those to the FTP server?

  • Guest
    Jul 1, 2019

    FTP and BRMS doesn't go together since FTP is not a file system but just a protocol. And is not bootable