Configuring default FTP settings for use with Offsite Copy
File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is the simplest and most secure way to copy files over the Internet. Backup Exec System Recovery serves as an FTP client to copy your recovery points to a remote FTP server as a secondary backup of your critical data.
The Options dialog box lets you configure basic FTP settings to help ensure that your recovery points are copied to your FTP server.
To configure default FTP settings for use with Offsite Copy
In Backup Exec System Recovery, on the menu bar, click Tasks > Options.
Under Destinations, click Configure FTP.
Refer to the following table when making changes:
Connection mode: Passive (Recommended)
Passive (sometimes written "PASV") mode helps avoid conflicts with security systems. This mode is necessary for some firewalls and routers because when using passive mode, the FTP client opens the connection to an IP Address and port that the FTP server supplies.
Connection mode: Active
Use active mode when connections or transfer attempts fail in passive mode, or when you receive data socket errors. When an FTP client connects using active mode, the server opens a connection to an IP Address and port that the FTP client supplies.
Limit connection attempts to
Specify the number of times Backup Exec System Recovery tries to connect to an FTP server before giving up. Backup Exec System Recovery can attempt a maximum of 100 times.
Stop trying to connect after
Specify the number of seconds Backup Exec System Recovery tries to connect to an FTP server before giving up. You can specify up to 600 seconds (10 minutes).
Specify the port of the FTP server that is listening for a connection.
You should consult the FTP server administrator to be sure that the port you specify is configured to receive incoming data.