The first step in copying a data set using Tachyon Un-Xmit is to create a TRANSMIT data set. This is done using the IBM TSO/E TRANSMIT command. The TRANSMIT command copies a sequential file, an entire partitioned data set or selected members of a partitioned data set to a transportable sequential data set that is in a format that allows the original data to be recreated. TRANSMIT cannot copy VSAM data sets directly. To copy a VSAM data set, you must first copy it to a sequential data set using IDCAMS REPRO and then TRANSMIT the sequential copy.
The second step in copying a data set is to get the transportable sequential data set to your workstation. TRANSMIT was designed to send the copy of the orginal data set to its destination as long as the destination is another mainframe. In this mode, the transportable copy of the original data set is not retained. To send a copy of a data set to a personal computer using TRANSMIT, you must instruct TRANSMIT to retain the transportable copy of the data set and then transfer that copy to your computer using FTP, NFS, IND$FILE or any other mainframe-to-PC file transfer method. The TRANSMIT data set must be copied in binary mode.
The information that follows describes the TRANSMIT command options needed to generate a TRANSMIT data set for use with Tachyon Un-Xmit. The syntax for the TRANSMIT command is fully described in the TSO/E Command Reference and further information is available in the TSO/E Users Guide - Sending and Recieving Data Sets.
The required TRANSMIT command syntax is:
XMIT addressee DATASET(in-dsname) OUTDATASET(out-dsname) [MEMBERS(member-list)]
XMIT NODE.ME DATASET('PROD.LOADLIB') OUTDATASET(XMIT.COPY) MEMBERS(PROG1,PROG3)