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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


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


    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:
    and not:

    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