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Old 08-11-2009
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I have the following UNIX script which copies a file from a UNIX server in Canada to a UNIX server in the UK.

DAT=`date "+%d/%m/%y %H:%M"`
echo "\nStarting retrieval of Canadian Data at $DAT" >> $LOG

# move old copy of file
if [ -f $TGTFILE ]
echo "Existing $TGTFILE renamed with .prev suffix" >> $LOG

# get new file using sftp
echo "Using sftp to connect to" >> $LOG
sftp -b $HOMEDIR/ftpcmd -oPort=32 2>>$LOG 1>>$LOG

# check file retrived successfully
if [ -f $TGTFILE ]
echo "$TGTFILE retrieved successfully" >> $LOG
echo "*** Error retriving data ***" >> $LOG
exit 1

exit 0

At present, I can run this script by logging onto the server as user xxxxx with password zzzzzz.

I want to automate this process - and wish to kick off the above script from JCL on the mainframe. I've been advised that an OPC job using TWS can be used, as this enables a remote ID and password to be specified on the appropriate job step. Anyone have any example JCL to do this?
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Old 08-11-2009
I have an iSeries magazine that went into this from about a year ago I think. I'll dig it up and see if it has something. I realize MF and iSeries aren't exactly the same but some of it fairly similar and might be able to get you headed down the right path.

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