FTP Plug-in

FTP is a configurable plug-in that can be used as both destination and source of data. File system provided by the plug-in is organized as follows:

  • Top-level folder is a configuration.
  • Folders are common FTP folders. They have no attributes.
  • Files are common FTP files. Supported attributes include file size and modification time.

To learn about plug-in files, folders and attributes, please refer to Plug-in File Systems.

Using FTP Plug-in as Destination

In most cases, the FTP plug-in is used as a storage destination for backups (see Select Destination).

Selecting the FTP plug-in as destination

To select FTP destination, follow these steps:

  1. In the Storage Destinations pane, select FTP. The list of configurations appears in the Folder Selection pane.
  2. If you don’t have a configuration for the target FTP server, click New configuration. The Settings dialog appears.
  3. In the Folder Selection pane, browse for an FTP folder. When you expand a configuration, the program connects to the FTP server specified in it, and displays contents of the respective path.

Using FTP Plug-in as Data Source

You can also use the FTP plug-in as a source of data (see Specify Backup Set).

Adding data of the FTP plug-in to backup set

To add FTP files and folders to backup set, follow these steps:

  1. In the Data Sources pane, select FTP, and then click Add. The Select data... dialog opens.
Selecting data of the FTP plug-in
  1. If you don’t have a configuration for the FTP server you want to back up data from, click New configuration. The Settings dialog appears.
  2. Check the boxes next to FTP files and folders you want to back up. Left pane of the window displays folder tree view, and right pane displays contents of the folder selected in the left pane. You can do the selection in both panes.
  3. When finished the selection, click OK. Selected data appears in the Backup Set pane of the New Task Wizard.

To learn about configurations of the plug-in, refer to the next chapter, FTP Plug-in Configurations.

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