How-to: map Syncplify.me Server! as a drive (SFTP)

There are several software programs on the market that can mount a SFTP (or also a FTP) server connection as a drive. Syncplify.me Server! strictly adheres to the standards, therefore it grants a very high degree of compatibility.

One option is to use SFTP Net Drive (by Eldos). Here’s a brief tutorial on how to map a SFTP connection as a drive using it together with Syncplify.me Server!

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Receive a notification email when someone tries to log in

A very common request from our customers is to be able to receive an email notification whenever someone tries to log into their FTP(S)/SFTP server with the wrong credentials.

You can do that by taking advantage of the new “after a failed authentication” event handler that we’ve introduced in Syncplify.me Server! version 1.0.5.15. Here is how to do it:

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Using the TSrvUser object in Syncplify.me Server!

Here’s a brief example that shows how to use the TSrvUser from within a script run by a Syncplify.me Server! event handler. This scripts simply creates a clone of the currently connected user profile.

FtpScripter acquired by syncplify.me

Dear friends and fellow FtpScripter users, it’s our pleasure to announce that today FtpScripter has joined the syncplify.me family.

We will keep developing FtpScripter in the new company and with the brand new name of Ftp Script! Today we have released version 2.0.2.22 which is the first re-branded version with the new logo and slightly revisited GUI.

Video-lesson #3: backup with versioning and email notification

In this article we present a very simple FTP script that, in just a few lines of code, performs the following operations:

  • zips the contents of a folder
  • uploads the zip archive to an FTP server, renaming the old one (if exists, for versioning)
  • notifies the operator via email after the upload has completed

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Scripting lesson #2: server to server file transfer

Thanks to the object-oriented design of FtpScripter, it’s very easy to write a script to act as a “proxy” and transfer files between two remote file servers, even if such file servers don’t support the same protocol. In the following example we transfer files from a FTP to a SFTP server, using the FtpScripter client as an intermediate point between the two. Continue reading

Scripting lesson #1: “hello world”

Let’s get started with FtpScripter’s scripting languages. The following script can be considered a sort of “hello world” script. It just connects to (and disconnects from) an SFTP server. All scripts that will be published in this section will be syntax highlighted and well commented, in an effort to make them self-explanatory. Here’s the first one, in JavaScript, fully commented. Continue reading