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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

5 Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Company File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Overview

Most chief executive officers would have no time to scrutinize their organization's file transfer activities. That's bound to change once they start asking these 5 simple questions.

 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer

10 Tasks Your File Transfer Server Should Be Doing On Its Own This Weekend

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 24, 2015 @ 02:52 AM

Overview

Weekend is supposed to be reserved for undwinding; a time for re-charging before another long week of work. However, for system administrators, it's also the best time to carry out tasks that are usually difficult to accomplish during weekdays, when everyone's connecting to the server and the network's bustling with activity.

But who says you can't get the best of both worlds? It would be nice to accomplish those tasks even while relaxing on the beach, your couch, your bed, or wherever. Here are 10 tasks you can and should be automating on your file transfer server so you can get that well-deserved break.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

File Transfers Have a Much Bigger Impact On Time-To-Market Than You Think

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM


A growing number of businesses are finding it imperative to get certain products out in the market FAST. To beat extremely tight deadlines, most of them employ IT systems to accelerate business processes. Whenever these processes require file exchanges across departments, cities, or continents, file transfer systems start to play a crucial role. And that role doesn't just involve moving files from point A to point B.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

How To Get Your Server To Email You When A User Updates His Information

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:01 PM


Overview

As a system administrator, you might want to be notified when a user makes changes to his/her user account. In this post, we'll show you how to set up that kind of capability on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers

How To Zip Old Files On Your File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 07:17 PM


Overview

In a previous post, we taught you how to automatically  delete old files from your file transfer server. That exercise could come in handy if you want to recover some free space from your disk drive. However, there can be instances when, instead of deleting aged files, archiving/zipping would be your desired course of action. This article can help you in that regard.
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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials

How To Delete Old Files From Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 08:47 PM


Overview

Here's another task many customers want to automate on their SFTP, FTPS, or FTP server. They want their server to monitor certain directories and delete old files found there as soon as the files have reached a certain age. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to automatically delete old files from JSCAPE MFT Server using triggers. These instructions apply irrespective of the file transfer protocol you activate on the server, so if you think this is something you can use, feel free to read along.


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation

Using Regular Expressions To Download Files With Date Formats In Their Filenames

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 03:28 AM


Overview

Some of the most common download-related questions people ask at our help desk are probably those that have to do with filenames that have dates on them. I encountered another one yesterday, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post about the subject and build on it as I encounter different solutions along the way. Who knows? Some of you folks out there might find it useful. Better yet, you might be able to contribute your own expressions so that we can all benefit from them. Sounds like a plan? Let's get this ball rolling.

Still new to regular expressions? Check out these articles first:

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 1

Exploring Regular Expressions in DLP

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, regular expressions

OFTP (Odette File Transfer Protocol) - Simplified

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 09:30 PM


Overview

A couple of days ago, we released JSCAPE MFT Server version 9.1. Although technically a minor release, 9.1's actually accompanied by several new features that we, in the JSCAPE team, are quite excited about. One of those features is OFTP or the Odette File Transfer Protocol. In the succeeding sections I'm going to explain to you what it is and why, if your business is involved in data interchange, it's something you might find very useful.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

How To Get Your MFT Server To Email You About Last Night’s Download

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 @ 07:41 AM


Overview

Your scheduled automatic download should be finished by now. But how would you know how it went without physically or remotely logging into your server? Had you used JSCAPE MFT Server, you could have configured it to email you an update. In this post, we'll show you how to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to email you a message along with a file attachment with details about your latest file transfer.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Generating A List Of Freshly Downloaded Files

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 03:07 AM


Overview

As soon as an automated server to server download completes, you might want to generate a list of those files that have been successfully downloaded. This tutorial will show you how to do that. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers