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Load Balancing FTP Services for High Availability

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 27, 2018 @ 02:48 AM

This post was originally published on July 8, 2012 but was updated on October 27, 2018 

Overview

In this post, I'm going to take you through the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Gateway to establish load balancing across two FTP servers. Load balanced servers can help you achieve high availability for mission critical file transfer services. We're going to start by creating a new FTP cluster consisting of two FTP servers. Once that FTP cluster is ready, we'll then make it accessible to clients by creating an FTP reverse proxy service that will forward client requests to that cluster.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy, Load Balancing, Tutorials, High Availability

How to Push Files Automatically From A Remote Linux Host With No File Transfer Service

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 07:37 PM

Learn how to PUSH files from a remote Linux host even if that host doesn't have any file transfer service (FTP, SFTP, etc) running on it.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Videos, Tutorials, Business Process Automation

How To Pull Files Automatically From A Remote Linux Host With No File Transfer Service

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 20, 2018 @ 03:03 AM

Learn how to pull files automatically from a remote host that has no built-in file transfer service whatsoever.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Tutorials

How to Reverse Proxy FTP In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 04:05 AM

Overview

Do you have an FTP server behind the firewall that you need to make accessible via the Internet?  Here is a short tutorial on how to setup a reverse proxy to your FTP service using JSCAPE MFT Gateway as shown in Figure 1.

Note: This tutorial was originally published on July 2014 but was updated and re-published on October 15, 2018

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy, Reverse Proxy, Tutorials

How To Install MFT Synchronizer Agent on Linux

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 04:26 AM

MFT Synchronizer Agent is the answer if you need to transfer files between two hosts and one host doesn't have any file transfer application whatsoever. In this post, we'll teach you how to install MFT Synchronizer Agent on Linux. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Tutorials

How To Install MFT Synchronizer on Windows

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 03:23 AM

Learn how to install JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer on Windows through this video.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Tutorials

[video] Acquiring MFT Server Configuration Data from an Existing Datastore in MySQL

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 07:22 AM

Adding nodes to a JSCAPE MFT Server high availability cluster, typically entails setting up each MFT Server instance to acquire their server configuration data from an external RDBMS. In this video, we show you how to set up MFT Server to acquire config data from a MySQL database.

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Topics: Videos, JSCAPE MFT Server, Tutorials

[video] Migrating MFT Server Config Data from the H2 DB to a MySQL DB

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Sep 23, 2018 @ 05:00 PM

If you store your JSCAPE MFT Server configuration data into an external RDBMS like MySQL, it will make it easier for you to carry out server clustering, scale out, and implement high availability. In this quick video tutorial, you'll learn how to migrate your JSCAPE MFT Server configuration data from the embedded H2 database to an external MySQL database.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Videos, Tutorials

How to Setup a FTP Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

Note: This blog post was originally published on July 19, 2012 but was updated and republished on September 19, 2018

Overview

I'm now going to show you how to enable a reverse proxy service on JSCAPE MFT Gateway. By setting up a DMZ-based JSCAPE MFT Gateway to reverse proxy for one or more file transfer servers in your internal network, you can employ DMZ streaming. This will allow you to provide trading partners and other external users access to your sensitive data without placing the data on any DMZ-based server.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy, Tutorials

How To Fetch Files from Multiple SFTP Servers and Then Send to a Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 04:00 PM

Learn how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server to fetch files from multiple SFTP servers and then send those files to a trading partner. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, SFTP, Business Process Automation, Triggers, Videos, Tutorials