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Opalis Integration Pack for FTP > Objects > Upload File

Upload File
The Upload File object sends files from the Action Server computer to an FTP server.
How it is used
The Upload File object can be used to upload nightly backups to an off-site server.
To configure the Upload File object, you need to know the server name, port, username, password, and security settings of the FTP server that you are connecting to. You also need to know the path where the files that will be uploaded.
Details tab
Type the path where the source files are located or use the ellipsis () button to browse for the location. Use wildcards to create a pattern for the filenames of the files that you want to upload. The asterisk (*) will match any number of characters and the question mark (?) will match any single character.
Include sub-directories
Select to include files found in sub-directories of folder specified in the Path field. When this option is selected, the files found in the sub-directories will also be matched against the pattern. This option only applies to filenames that have been specified using wildcards.
Destination tab
Server name or IP
Type the URL or IP address of the FTP server.
Type the port for the FTP server. (Default 21)
Type the username that will be used to log in to the FTP server.
Type the password that is associated with the FTP user you specified.
Re-type the password specified in the Password field.
Server Type
Select the type of server that you are connecting to. Only change this option if you are experiencing problems communication with an IBM or a DEC VMS FTP server.
Select the security mode for the FTP transfer. The security method you choose will depend on the configuration of the FTP server. Select FTP to transfer without any security. Select ALTFTP if you are having trouble transferring to your FTP server.
Key authentication
Select to use the SSH private key that you specified in the FTP Options dialog.
Passive mode (firewall friendly)
Select to use Passive mode (PASV) when connecting to the FTP server. Use this option if you are having trouble transferring files through a firewall.
Type the path of the destination. If supported by your FTP server, paths that begin with '/' are relative to the root FTP folder and paths that begin with './' are relative to the user's home folder.
Select Binary to transfer the files as binary and ASCII to transfer files as plain text. Consult your FTP server configuration for the best transfer type.
Advanced tab
If file exists
Select the action you would like to take when a file that is being transferred already exists in the destination folder:
overwrite – Overwrite the destination file with the source file that is being copied.
skip – Ignore the file if it already exists in the destination.
and is a different size, overwrite – Overwrite the destination file with the source file if they have different sizes.
and is smaller, overwrite – Overwrite the destination file with the source file if the destination file is smaller than the source file.
and is older, overwrite – Overwrite the destination file with the source file if the destination file's modified date is older than the source file.
Convert underscores to spaces
Select to replace underscores in the file name with spaces after they have been downloaded.
Delete source files after transfer
Select to delete the source files that match the filter after they have been transferred.
Retain server datetime stamp
Select to change the modified date of the file to the same modified date that was set on the server.
Type the timeout period in seconds to wait for the server to come back online after a transfer has been interrupted. Once the time has expired, if there is no communication with the server, the Download File object fails.
Number successfully uploaded
The number of files that successfully uploaded.
Destination Path
The path of the destination folder.
FTP Server name
The name of the FTP server.
FTP Server port
The port used to communicate with the FTP Server.
The security protocol that was selected.
For each file renamed:
The name of the file.
Source path
The path of the source folder.
The result of the upload as either “success” or “failure”.

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