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    Configure FTP Server of Type MVS

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Alma
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

    Question

    How to set up FTP server using an EDX server, and MVS operating system? This is used for example when publishing to OCLC.

    Answer

    Follow the documentation for "Configuring S/FTP Definitions" section of the Alma Administration Guide.

    Unless explained differently in the documentation, this means:

    Navigate to Configuration Menu > S/FTP definitions

    Define your FTP server:
    1) FTP Server Type: MVS
    2) FTP Server Secured: Should not be selected
    3) FTP Passive Mode: Should be selected
    4) When defining FTP connection to an MVS server, the subdirectory value must not be empty or contain quotes.

    For example, use:
    edx.ebsb.csa.ftp
    and not:
    'edx.ebsb.csa.ftp'

    5) When adding/updating a publishing profile to use a FTP connection to an MVS server, the sub-directory value must be the full path of the sub-directory where the library wants the files to be located.

     

    6) Configure the sub-directory only on the FTP configuration, leave empty the sub-directory in the publishing profile.

    Subject: 3rd party integrations


    • Article last edited: 12/16/2013
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