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# 1  
Old 03-02-2014
AIX FTP client

I am trying to transfer logs from Aix 6.1 to a linux appliance but it is not happening from last one month if i execute the batch command by command i can execute well but if i do it in shell script it is stuck without any error.

Any one know how to generate a FTP client trace to know the issue with FTP batch file.

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# 2  
Old 03-03-2014
Whilst it's naughty to bump up your posting, we will be unable to answer until you explain what your problem is a bit more.

Can you tell us:-
  • Was this working before?
  • What changed?
  • Is this FTP or SFTP?
  • Can you publish your script in CODE tags for us to consider? Sanitise any credentials.
  • What output do you get manually and from a scheduled job?
  • How is the job scheduled?
  • Can you see it try at the expected time?
  • Are there any errors recorded on the server side?
  • Is the account active with a valid password?
  • Has the password expired?

# 3  
Old 03-03-2014
Aix shell cronjob

Sorry not my intention to play tricks but i am really need of suggestion since this issue has taken my sleep and peach of mind away.

Please find below my answers to your query.

This is a fresh script.
We are able to send the logs manually by keying the same commands in the script
This is FTP
pls find the script at the end.
manually i am able to use mput command and at destination is see logs transferred but schedule sends the logs once and freezes then.

job is scheduled through cronjob every 10 minutes and the log file size is around 20 mb.
the script freezes at execution without any error
I do not know how to check error on a linux box since the server is a RHEL appliance
Credentials are not the problem here.
Password is fine and works when keyed in manually.

Shell script below :------
/usr/bin/cd /usr
echo "**************************************************************" >> /usr/Mac.log
/usr/bin/date >> /usr/Mac.log
/usr/bin/cp -p /usr/stream.out /logs/AIX1.`/usr/bin/date +%H%M%d%m%Y`
/usr/bin/ftp -n -i "ipaddress" <<EOF
user ftpuser password
lcd /usr
cd Aix
mput AIX*
mv /usr/AIX* /usr/archived/
echo "finish" >> /usr/Mac.log

Thank you inadvance

Last edited by Scott; 03-03-2014 at 08:33 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 4  
Old 03-03-2014
Try replacing this:

/usr/bin/ftp -n -i "ipaddress" <<EOF

With this

/usr/bin/ftp -n -i "ipaddress" >> /usr/Mac.log 2>&1 <<EOF

Your log may supply more info then
# 5  
Old 03-04-2014
I am getting the below error message on the terminal

cp: 0653-437 /logs/AIX1./usr/bin/date +%H%M%d%m%Y is not a directory.

in the cp step i am copying all files with /usr/stream.out* with present date and time to /logs/AIX1.`/usr/bin/date +%H%M%d%m%Y`

this line is giving the issue any suggestion would be much appreciated.
# 6  
Old 03-04-2014
So, this is before the start of the FTP call. Perhaps you should resolve that first.

You might be best defining your output file name first and then issuing the copy.

# 7  
Old 03-04-2014
Hi Rbatte,

Could you give an example.I do not know how to do that.

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