FTP/SSL Replication Target

The basic settings for an FTP/SSL replication target are the same as those for an FTP replication target:

  • Name [Required]: The name of the replication target.
  • Description: An optional description of the replication target.
  • FTP Server Address [Required]: URL of the FTP server (for example, ftp://ftp.ingeniux.com).
  • Port: Holds a default value of 21. 
  • User Name: User name for establishing the FTP session.
  • Password: Password for establishing the FTP session.
  • Root Path: Server location to which files will be replicated. The root path begins at the root of the FTP site and uses forward slashes as delimiters.
  • Disabled: Disables the replication target. This is useful for testing purposes, because you can temporarily remove a target without deleting it.

The advanced settings are a little different. To configure advanced FTP/SSL options, click Advanced Settings and enabled any of the following options, if necessary. 

  • Implicit Mode on TLS/SSL: Enables implicit FTP negotiation of TLS/SSL and changes the port to 990.
  • Passive Mode: Enables a passive FTP connection. A passive connection can be used to avoid issues with a NAT device or a firewall, if the FTP server employs these technologies.
  • Compressed Transfer: Enables on-the-fly data stream compression. Data is then decompressed on the FTP server. Turning on compressed transfer can speed up file transfer in some cases. For example, some text and image files may be transferred more quickly. But for .jpg files, .zip files, and large movies, the process won't be noticeably faster. Compressed transfer can cause a bottleneck, so use it with caution.