3.13.2 Transfer Files To and From HP3000, UNIX, and VMS Systems

Use Reflection to transfer files between your PC and an HP 3000 (including Classic, MPE/iX, and POSIX), VMS (including OpenVMS and Alpha computers), ULTRIX, Unisys, Linux Console or UNIX system. Or, transfer files to any host or electronic service that supports the FTP, Zmodem, Xmodem, Kermit, or SuperKermit protocols.

Reflection includes its own proprietary protocol, called the WRQ/Reflection protocol. Before you can transfer a file for the first time, your administrator must upload the host file transfer program. Host programs are provided for HP 3000, VAX/VMS (DEC), AXP machines, and UNIX operating systems. A system administrator may have already uploaded the host program; if so, you can skip this step.

To transfer a file

  1. From the Transferdialog box, select a Protocol.

  2. Select a Transfer type.

  3. Select the action you want to occur if the transferred file exists in the target location.

    For more information about the options available, see the Transferring Existing Files topic.

  4. Click the Settingsbutton, and configure the file transfer settings.

    For most situations, you can configure for file transfers by selecting a preset configuration in the Protocoltab.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Perform the file transfer using one of the following methods:

    • Drag one or more files directly from Windows Explorer to the Host icon in the Transfer dialog box (or from the Host file names list to Windows Explorer).


    • Drag one or more files between the Local and Host boxes in the Transfer dialog box.


    • Type one or more filename(s) in the text boxes, and then click one of the Transfer buttons.

      For more information about the filenaming options available, see the Filenaming and Wildcards topic.

    When the transfer begins, the File Transfer in Progress window opens. When transferring multiple files, this window displays the name of each file as it is being transferred; when the If file exists option is set to Cancelor there is some other error that stops the transfer, any remaining files matching a wildcard specification are not transferred. To cancel a file transfer in progress, click the Cancelbutton, press ESC, or press SPACEBAR.

For more, see the following topics:


For additional information about...

VT File Transfer

Transferring files in HP3000, UNIX, and VMS systems.

Transfer Protocols

Supported file transfer protocols.

Transfer Types

The ASCII, Binary, and Image file types and the Auto-detect option.

Transferring Existing Files

How to handle local or host file transfers when a file already exists at the file transfer destination

Transfer a File with Kermit

How to transfer files between a PC and a host running Kermit protocol.