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SAVF FTP on AS400 LAN: 504 Binary image transfer required for save files

I'm trying to do a AS400 to AS400 FTP of a SAVF within the same LAN. However, I'm getting a message of 504 Binary image transfer is required for save files. What do I do?
Use the FTP subcommand BIN to set up for a Binary image transfer…

In this example I'm connecting to a system named S17.gasco.com, signing on as user KEG, and issuing the "bin" command:

 Connecting to host S17.gasco.com  
 220-QTCP at S17.gasco.com.               
 220 Connection will close if idle more than 5 minutes
 > keg                                      
 331 Enter password.
 ********                      
 230 KEG logged on.                       
 OS/400 is the remote operating system.  
 250  Now using naming format "0".        
 257 "KENNETH" is current library.        
 > bin                                      
 200 Representation type is binary IMAGE.
 

Now you can send a binary representation of an iSeries *SAVF…

This was first published in June 2008

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