We have a data conversion project where the overall process works this way:
- Mainframe legacy application will extract out their data into flat text files.
- Our application (running on AIX) will FTP to the mainframe and pick up the flat text files.
- We will run our conversion on the flat text files and generate a set of mapped/transformed files.
- We will transfer the files to the new system for importing.
The mainframe apps' files are about 2TB large. Obviously, the data transfer represents quite a large overhead.
Is is possible for the mainframe to write to a set of disk volumes on the SAN, unmount the volumes after writing and we mount those volumes on AIX? Is there any file system that is readable/writable by both z/OS and AIX?