Job configuration upload type FTP (FTP jobs)

Jobs with the FTP upload type provide access to an FTP server. Configure the job in job configuration.

For information on configuring the sections general and Upload and Compare, see: Configuring general job settings.

Section FTP Settings

  1. Behind the FTP server, enter the IP address of the server that you want to use to create a connection.
  2. Go to Connection type and select from the drop down list.
  3. Select the port that you want to use for the communication. Port 21 is automatically preselected.
  4. Activate the checkbox Use FTP passive mode when needed.
  5. If required, enter the log-in details (username and/or password) of the user. Depending on the configuration of your FTP server, this step is optional. An upload can also be performed without a username or password.
  6. If these details are already saved in the FTP server's subdirectory, enter the subdirectory's path .
  7. With these login details, you should be able to access the subdirectory. versiondog supports up to 10 sub-directories per job.

    Only when you enter the subdirectory, not only will the entire path on the FTP server in the backup be displayed, but also the most recent directory in the path:


    Path on the FTP server: /file1/subdirectory1/*

    Composition of backup:*

    If you enter multiple subdirectories, the entire directory structure will be taken over into the backup.


    Path on the FTP server: /file1/subdirectory1/subdirectory2 and /file1/subdirectory1/1234

    Composition of backup: and

  8. Check if the login details work by clicking on Check. If no success, the job will fail as well.
    If necessary, you may have to enable the port set in step 3 in your firewall.

Section Additional

Activate the use timestamp check to reduce network traffic checkbox. The time stamp instead of the content of the files will be checked. This will ensure that only new and edited files are upload for the backup; files without changes will be taken over from the previous backup. This will further limit network traffic.

Section file specifications and compare settings

Normally, comparisons are executed using compare settings of the component. Job specific modifications can be made in this section.

The table shows set compare and save behaviour.

Activate the Enable custom configuration for this job checkbox and click on Edit. Set new parameters for the comparison and save process in the new open window.

FAQ: When I created a backup using a backup job via the upload class FTP, an error arises. What do I need to change to fix this error?

There are two solutions to solve the problem mentioned above:

  1. Activate passive mode

    Start AdminClient

    1. Start AdminClient
    2. Log-in using appropriate username and password on the system
    3. Open the Jobs module

    Job configuration

    1. Select the Start tab
    2. In the project tree, select the component, whose FTP jobs ended in errors
    3. Select FTP upload type
    4. In the Jobs table, select the job in which errors occurred on execution
    5. Under FTP settings, enable the option Use FTP passive mode
    6. Save changes

    Execute job (for testing purposes) manually

    1. In group Execute click on the Execute selected jobs once
    2. Wait until the job has been executed
    3. Revert back to Not scheduled or Not activated depending on type of job execution.

    If errors continue to reappear when you activate the passive mode, we request that you deactivate this and continue with section b).

  2. Include VDogUpload.exe in firewall exemptions

    The file VDogUpload.exe is (also) executed using FTP during the upload. Timeout errors will occur if the database linked to said file is blocked by the firewall.

    The VDogUpload.exe file needs to be added to the firewall's exemption list to prevent this error from reoccurring.

    Not all customers employ the same firewall. It is therefore not possible for us to provide any information on this topic.

    Please refer to your own product's documentation for more information. The internet is another source of information. Enter of the following searches in your search engine:

    • <product name/ name of fire wall> exception
    • <product name/ name of fire wall> configure exception
    • <product name/ name of fire wall> allow exception
    • <product name/ name of fire wall> insert exception

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