Uploading Files to CMOD
In order for Content Manager OnDemand to ingest data, it needs access to the files that it's tasked with archiving. In a general sense, any method by which you can transfer a file into a directory on the CMOD server is all that OnDemand needs in order to begin loading a file.
File Transfer Methods
- JES Spool
- See the Glossary for more information. Mainframes have what is called the Job Entry Subsystem, or "JES Spool" which holds the output of mainframe jobs that may produce report output. Content Manager OnDemand includes a utility called 'arsjesd' that accepts connections across the TCP/IP network to receive the mainframe output, and writes it to a file. Almost every CMOD server that archives line data reports from a mainframe uses 'arsjesd' because of it's ease of implementation.
- File Transfer Protocol - See the Glossary.
- Connect-Direct (formerly 'Network Data Mover', or 'NDM')
- A proprietary reliable file transfer tool, formerly owned by Sterling Software. Connect:Direct features restartable transfers, integrity checking (via checksum/hashing), and pre- and post-processing scripts, as well as reporting. See the Connect:Direct page on Wikipedia.
- MQ-FTE (MQ Series File Transfer Edition)
- A proprietary file transfer service that integrates with IBM's Websphere MQ (formerly IBM MQ-Series) product to add scheduling and management of file transfers across the enterprise.
- A secure variant of FTP or File Transfer Protocol -- features strong authentication and encryption to ensure that only authorized users or processes can transfer files, that they maintain their integrity, and that their contents are kept secure from eavesdropping.
- Secure CoPy - similar to SFTP, but a product of the OpenBSD & OpenSSH project. Allows quick and easy copy of files or entire directory hierarchies with strong authentication and encryption.