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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

How To Transfer Files Uploaded To An FTP/S Server To An Amazon S3 Bucket

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jul 02, 2020 @ 04:15 AM

Let's say you have an FTP or FTPS server and you want to transfer files uploaded to it to an AWS S3 bucket. You can do that with just a few clicks if your FTP/S service is running on JSCAPE MFT Server. Let me show you how it's done.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Cloud Computing, Tutorials

How To Use A Windows SMB Share As Network Storage For Your File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Jun 20, 2020 @ 01:24 AM

When a user uploads files via FTP/S, SFTP, HTTP/S, or any supported file transfer protocol to JSCAPE MFT Server, those files don't have to be stored on the same machine as that server. Instead, you can have those files redirected to a variety of network storage options like a remote SFTP service, Amazon S3, Dropbox and several others. In this post we're going to show you how to store uploaded files to a remote Windows SMB share. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, SFTP

How To Schedule an AS2 File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

In a previous post on automated AS2 file transfers, we showed you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it would monitor a directory for newly added files and then, each time a new file is detected, transmit that file to an AS2 trading partner. Today, we're going to try something different. We're going to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to carry out an AS2 transmission on a pre-defined schedule.

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

How to Test SFTP Connectivity to Remote Hosts | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 05:45 AM

Let's say you're trying to establish a connection with a remote SFTP host, perhaps one of your own SFTP servers or maybe one owned by one of your trading partners. While there are tools like nmap and netstat that you can use to test SFTP connectivity, you can also use JSCAPE MFT Monitor

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Topics: Tutorials, JSCAPE MFT Monitor, SFTP

How to Enable an AFTP Service in Your Server | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 19, 2020 @ 07:55 AM

JSCAPE's Accelerated File Transfer Protocol or AFTP service is the perfect solution for organizations looking to achieve high speeds in file transfers suffering from poor network conditions like high latency and packet loss. In this post, we're going to show you how easy it is to enable the AFTP service in your JSCAPE MFT Server instance.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Accelerated File Transfer, Fast File Transfer, UDP File Transfer

How To Move Files on a Trading Partner After Downloading Them

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 12, 2020 @ 09:27 PM

Let's say a trading partner wants you to move files you download from their server to a designated archive folder on that same server. This is a B2B file transfer, so it has to be automated. Here's what you can do to achieve that using JSCAPE MFT Server.

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

How to Ignore Specific Errors in Exception Handling | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 05, 2020 @ 04:35 PM

In a previous post, we taught you how to set up triggers that catch and handle trigger errors thrown by other triggers. Now, earlier this week, we received a query from a customer who had this kind of trigger but wanted to ignore a particular trigger event. That is, they didn't want their error handling trigger to execute its succeeding action(s) if the error thrown was a certain type of error. Here's one way to do it. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Triggers

An Easier Way Of Exchanging AS2 Trading Partner Credentials

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 10:44 PM

AS2 is no doubt the best option for carrying out B2B exchanges of EDI documents. However, compared to general purpose file transfer protocols like FTP/S or SFTP, it's known to be considerably more difficult to set up. And one of the hardest parts is in setting up the connection (basically, between two trading partners) itself. This method we're about to share with you should greatly simplify things in that regard.

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

Monitor & Respond To Copy File Events | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 06, 2020 @ 03:42 AM

In a previous post, we showed how you can monitor Move File events and respond to them with an appropriate trigger action(s). You can perform these types of operations on Copy File events as well.

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

How To Monitor Moved Files Without Using Directory Monitors

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 03:26 AM

There are times when, as part of a business process, you'd want to monitor files that have been moved from one directory to another. Once a particular file is moved, you might want to kick off a subsequent task or series of tasks in response to that move event. The traditional way of doing this with JSCAPE MFT Server was to create 1) a directory monitor for each destination directory and then 2) a trigger that would respond to the file movement. We now have a more efficient solution.

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