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Agent Requirements

Below are the Agent system requirements to configure a Copia Agent for the backup of FTP-based devices:
  • The Agent should be tested to confirm that it can backup the desired files via an FTP Client.

Project Configuration

FTP projects require a File List to determine what files on the device to include/exclude, or exclude from compare. Copia does not provide a default FTP filelist, as every device is unique. It is recommended to add a file list for the device type prior to creating a project, as it will be required prior to backup operations.
To configure a FTP project, you need a repository with a folder to store the FTP-based device data. The folder is usually named similar to the target device.
The folder can be created during the project creation process.
Click either of the Add a Project buttons in the Projects tab.
First, select the Repository that you store (or want to store) your FTP-based device data.
Next, choose a Branch of the repository for the FANUC project folder. Our example repository only has a single branch, so we will select the main branch.
Select the folder that you want to store the FTP Device data within. If the folder does not already exist, check the Create and select a new directory option. This will display a new field, allowing you to declare the name of a new directory in this location. The directory will contain the Project data resulting from the backup. Click Next to continue.
Since Git does not allow empty directories, a hidden .gitkeep file is created in the directory to allow its creation. This can be removed after the project data has been added, if desired.
Provide the Project with a Name and Description, and select FTP for the project type.
FTP projects require a File List to determine what files on the device to include/exclude, or exclude from compare. Copia does not provide a default FTP filelist, as every device is unique. It is recommended to add a file list for the device type prior to creating a project, as it will be required prior to backup operations.
If you did not already create a File List, you can press the Create a file list link to create a new file list for this project.
More information about file lists can be found in File List section.
If this is not your first Project, and you have already created an Agent and Device, you can assign them to the project while creating it. You can always connect the Project to an Agent or Device at a later time.
Finally, click on Create Project to finish project setup.
You'll notice that any Project you create will display a teal eyeball in the top right corner of the project card. This means that you are watching that Project and therefore receiving notifications about its backup activity.
If you do not want to receive notifications for a given Project, simply click on the Watch button on the Project card to unwatch the Project.
You have added a Project to the Site. Our next step will be to add a Device and then link it to your Project.

Device Configuration

An FTP device contains the Project data that will be backed up.
To create a new Device, select the Devices tab at the top of the interface and click on either of the Add a Device buttons.
Enter a Name and Description for the device. These typically reference the actual device type or name. If the device requires a username or password, enter it in the fields, as shown. Finally, the Communication Path to the Device will require the IP address of the device.
When finished entering the information, press Create Device
Your new device will be displayed in the Device tab.

Linking to a Project

Now that you've created your Device, it's time to link it to your Project. Click the caret in the device card and choose Edit Device.
On the bottom left, select the Link Device to Project dropdown, and choose the Project that should be associated with this Device.
Click the Save Changes button to finish linking.