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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 14, 2020

Speed up IFS upload function in iACS

I open up IFS for one lpar. I tell it I want to upload from my pc. I have a directory with three 3.8gb binary files which are part of an image catalog.
I started uploading one with the iACS function.
I gave it a 10% head start.
Then I started uploading another using FileZilla. The FileZilla one finished. The iACS was still running.
I started the next one using FileZilla. It too finished. Meanwhile the iACS upload was still less than 61% complete. Dog slow!

Use Case:

Image catalog uploads.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 7, 2020

    Setting back to "Need More Information" since the the state was changed to "Information Provided" but the information requested was not provided. See update posted on 2020-09-23.

  • Guest
    Nov 23, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2020

    ACS upload may be a little slower than a native ftp solution. However, it should not be as slow as indicated in this RFE unless you have logging enabled. Please make sure you have logging turned off at Edit->Preferences "Logging level".

    If the performance is still unacceptable, please provide exact times and file sizes for both ACS and FileZilla.