IBM PS/2 Data Migration Facility (#5003) (1501224)
This connecting tool provides a method for file transfers from an installed personal computer with a 5.25-inch diskette drive to the PS/2. It operates via the printer cable on the existing system and the parallel port on the new system. A receive program, also required, has been included on the 3.5-inch starter diskette packaged with each PS/2. DOS is required for both the sending and receiving systems. Level 2.0 or higher is required on the sending system, and 3.30 for reception. The printer cable must be attached to one of the following printer adapters on the host.
Data Migration Facility Pinout
From David Beem:
The Data Migration Facility is pretty simplistic: You are kind of "printing" a file to the PS/2 system. You have to create the directory structure or it has to exist on the receiving system before you run the utility. COPY35.COM runs on the sending system, while RECV35.COM runs on the PS/2 system to receive the "printed" output.
Install the DMF
There are two files here, COPY35.COM (sending system) and RECV35.COM (receiving system). Start RECV35 on the receiving system, then run COPY35 to send files.
Note: You can't transfer files from a 1.44MB floppy to a 1.2MB floppy.
Limits of COPY35.COM
COPY35 function is similar to the DOS "COPY". A:, B:, C:, and D: are supported.
COPY35 [d:][path]filename.ext [d:][path]
COPY35 supports the DOS wildcard characters * and ?.
During file transfer, the sending system displays "Sending files", the receiving system displays "Receiving files". At the successful completion of file transfer the sending system displays "XX File(s) copied" and the receiving system displays "Received successfully".