WinSCP is a popular Windows file transfer client. We often get asked about it’s capabilities and compatibility with our cloud FTP service. One of reasons for it’s popularity is the flexibility and power of its scripting and automation cabapilities.
When you install WinSCP, two executables get added to your computer — WinSCP.exe, which presents the familiar windowed interface for interactive transfers, and WinSCP.com, the command-line client.
It’s worth your time to check out WinSCP’s guide for creating automation using WinSCP.com, including useful example scripts.
This document won’t cover how to use WinSCP.com for scripting. Instead, we’ll discuss some things to…
MTR is commonly used when there’s a slowness or loss in traffic between a system and a server. This tool helps identify spots in the route where there is slowness or if there’s a loss in traffic.
First of all, you need to let the MTR trace run for 10–15 minutes for best results. The most common results you need to look at are the Loss% and Last. If you are seeing 0.0% …
In today’s fast-paced world, manual work creates a huge drain on resources and prevents your clients from receiving the quick results they have come to expect over the internet. Thankfully, technology provides many options for automating manual tasks that must be routinely completed.
Here, we review a basic setup for automations using a Mac operating system (Big Sur Version 11.2.3 on a MacBook Air), Transmit FTP Client, and cloud SFTP storage with ExaVault.
If you own a macOS computer, you can create this automation for free with software trials. …
Maybe you’re particularly security-minded, or you have an automated script and want to avoid storing the password inside the script. In either case, SSH keys are a vital part of the process, allowing you to both secure and automate data transfers via SFTP connections.
In this post, we’ll walk you through getting your SSH key imported into WinSCP, a popular FTP client that can be used for manual SFTP connections as well as automated SFTP connections through WinSCP scripting.
At ExaVault we support passwordless logins through the use of SSH keys in SFTP connections. …
Using data in a cloud-based SFTP SaaS location can provide companies a secure method for remote work while removing the setup and maintenance required in locally stored business data.
Let’s break it down:
There are a number of different ways FTP can be encrypted, not to mention how it connects in the first place. One thing we haven’t covered is the differences between Active vs Passive for FTP connections.
To begin, Active and Passive are two modes for connection via FTP. These two modes work slightly differently, but both have full functionality. When FTP was invented, Active mode was the only option. As time went on, Passive mode was added into FTP to accommodate certain needs which, we’ll get into that a bit later.
When an FTP connection is initiated, it begins with…
What can you do with an API? Well, an API lets you set up calls that make actions happen without the need for a person to be directly involved in the process.
The API, or application programming interface, allows software and other applications to interact and provide responses.
Some use cases for the API based on common functions include using the API for automation, user maintenance, and file or folder maintenance. API use in for each of these types can streamline your processes and help keep things up to date.
Automate routine file transfer activities like move, import, and copy…
Some tools can be both simple and complex. Many software programs are easy to use yet offer advanced functionality to cover a wide range of uses.
FTP clients allow you to quickly and easily transfer large files. But they can do much more. Here’s a look at the FileZilla FTP client and some of the additional features you may find useful.
FTP not only transfers files from one system to another. With FTP, you also get a form of data management. The best place to get started is with our FTP commands list.
Use FTP commands to manage data by locating files, deleting unneeded documents, and transferring data to clients and associates at remote locations. Transferring large files in no problem with FTP. Manage files individually, or use file transfer protocol to move multiple files between your computer and an FTP server. …
Most businesses have data that needs to be stored in an easily accessible location. For decades, on-site storage was the gold standard; a network drive mapped to every machine or FTP credentials for every employee and client to log into a self-hosted server.
Today, a better alternative is going with a cloud FTP solution.
Times have changed, both for people connecting and retrieving files from servers and for the IT folks running those servers. Clients expect software to be easy to use, with features that go above and beyond what’s possible with out-of-the-box FTP storage.
Cloud FTP is the modern…