FTP, SFTP and FTPS Plug-ins
The FTP plug-in, and its secured SFTP and FTPS counterparts, transfers files to a remote server using the FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol.
A user can utilize these configurable plug-ins for saving data from an FTP server, to an FTP server, or for restoring data from a FTP vault.
Plug-in File System
The file system provided by the plug-in is organized as follows:
To learn about virtual file systems and file and folder attributes, please see Plug-in File Systems.
Using FTP/SFTP/FTPS Plug-in as Destination
In most cases, the FTP/SFTP/FTPS plug-in is used as a target destination for backups.
Destination selection is made on the third step of the New Task Wizard (see Select Destination for more details). To select an FTP, SFTP or FTPS as a target destination, follow these steps:
All next steps are common for all backup tasks (not specific to the plug-in). To learn more, please see Backup Task.
Using FTP/SFTP/FTPS Plug-ins as Data Sources
FTP, SFTP and FTPS can be used not only to store backups, but also as data sources. To back up FTP/SFTP/FTPS files and folders, please follow these steps:
Next steps of New Task Wizard are common for all backup tasks, and are not specific to the plug-in. Please see Backup Task for more details.
Restoring Copies from FTP, SFTP or FTPS Server
To restore a backup stored on an FTP/SFTP/FTPS server, follow these steps:
In the next steps of New Task Wizard, you need to verify restoration details, specify different options, and name the task. These steps are common for all restore tasks, and are not specific to the plug-in. For more details, see Restore Task.