Setting Up FTP / TFTP

Configuration backup / restoration requires FTP and TFTP Servers to transfer configuration files to and from network elements. The FTP and TFTP servers should reside on the same machine. File Management supports the FTP and TFTP server on Windows and Solaris. File Management has been tested successfully with the Windows FTP Server and with a variety of open-source TFTP Servers, as well as the default Solaris FTP and TFTP Server. Simply enable these services on Solaris, and consult FTP Servers on Linux / Solaris for additional information about setting up FTP / TFTP.

While this application provides an internal FTP/TFTP server, best practice is to use that internal FTP/TFTP server only for testing. Installing an open source FTP and TFTP server as services in Windows hosts, and using the Linux / Solaris FTP / TFTP hosts is essential in production applications.

Both FTP and TFTP servers should share temporary file directories, with adequate permissions to read, write and delete any files transmitted.