Understanding the file transfer process

Rumba uses protocol-driven transfer methods. The specific details of the protocols are not important to users, but the protocols specified on the PC must match those used by the host computer. For example, Rumba does not work if the host attempts to transfer using the Kermit file transfer protocol and the user selects Text as the transfer protocol to be used. To minimize such conflicts, Micro Focus strongly recommends using the Rumba Initiated option (see below) and using macros (see Using Rumba macros to transfer files).

Here is an overview of the steps you must follow to transfer files:

  1. Select Transfer > Send or Transfer > Receive.
  2. On the Setup page, specify the file type, transfer protocol, and host environment. You can also have Rumba initiate the file transfer operation by checking Rumba Initiated (see below). For example, sz is used for sending files to the host via Zmodem.

    When you choose a file transfer protocol, Rumba provides a configuration page corresponding to that protocol. For example, if you choose the Text transfer protocol, the Text Configuration tab is displayed.

  3. Click the tab that is associated with the transfer protocol you have chosen, then specify the information needed by the transfer protocol.
  4. Click the Files to Transfer tab and select the files you want to transfer.
  5. Click OK.

About the Rumba Initiated option:

The user must know which protocols are supported by the host. If the protocol chosen by the user is not supported by the host, Rumba does not work. Also, the host must be at a command prompt, ready to accept the transfer command before you attempt a file transfer.

When the option is checked:

The Rumba Initiated option is not available for Text file transfers or when Other is selected in the Host Environment list.

Note: If the host is a VMS system and the full program name is given, Rumba defines a foreign command to start the program.