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Moving files from a hp3000 to a PC

J-Me Mennie
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Moving files from a hp3000 to a PC

I work for a company that provides VAN and EDI services. I have a customer that has a hp3000 that they don't know much about, and I know nothing about. Can anyone tell me how to set their system up to be able to automatically FTP files off their HP3000 to a networked PC, or to set up a virtual directory on the hp3000 that I can pull the files off of.
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: Moving files from a hp3000 to a PC

You should post this in the MPE area:,,119,00.html

You'll get better responses. FTP is available on the 3000, but I have no clue how to set it up.

THese links might help:,,0x0db4854994d9d4118fef0090279cd0f9,00.html,,0x2bf66c96588ad4118fef0090279cd0f9,00.html

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Ron Kinner
Honored Contributor

Re: Moving files from a hp3000 to a PC

Got an idea. Get freeware WAR-FTP Daemon from for your window box. Then you can login (via telnet?) to the 3000 and ftp back to the window box and MPUT all of the files you want. Less trouble than trying to mess with something you don't know much about.

Ian Warner
Trusted Contributor

Re: Moving files from a hp3000 to a PC

Assuming you can ping the 3000, there are two ways I would do this.

1. Make sure all files on the 3000 to be transfered from the 3000 are in a seperate group and the create a batch job to do the following -
FTP xx.xx.xx.xx
mput @
This will transfer all the individual files to the pc, however, I have seen transfers fail to send all the files for various reasons and error checking will be needed.

2. Get a copy of LZW (see the allegro website) to zip all the files into one big one and then
ftp xx.xx.xx.xx
put biglzw
This is much safer in the long run (imho).

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paul courry
Honored Contributor

Re: Moving files from a hp3000 to a PC

I'm know you got some good solid info on the MPE forum, but as a reminder, the HP3000 has a fully compliant POSIX shell. You can treat it as a Unix box once you are signed on.

To invoke the posix shell once you are logged on the command is


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