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Solved Automate two way trasfer of files between Windows and AIX

December 4, 2012 at 13:25:29
Specs: Windows 7

We have a Network drive(shared) where new files are dropped on a regular basis. These files should be transferred to a folder on AIX machine to be picked up by external vendor. Once these files are processed the external vendor drops a new processed file on the AIX Folder which in-turn should be copied to the Network Drive.
Please suggest the best way to automate this process.

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#1
December 5, 2012 at 07:27:56
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Samba is typically used for file services between Windows and Unix/Linux. See this link for a definition:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/...

Google "samba for AIX" for more links.

Also, keep in mind the difference between ASCII files with Windows and Unix. Unix terminates a line with a line-feed while Windows uses a carriage-return and line-feed.

This link describes handling the situation:

http://www.computing.net/answers/un...



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#2
December 5, 2012 at 14:47:53

Appreciate your reply. I went through Samba and found it very apt for my situation. What other options do I have since I have to make a list of all options.

1) Rsync
2) Come up with a script that checks and trasfers the files securely


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