Copying an EFT Configuration to Several Computers

It is very important that you read all of the information below before you begin. Not following the instructions, including the "Installation and Deployment Considerations" below, could cause you to lose your configuration, users, and permissions. If you do not have a complex configuration or do not have users and permissions configured, you do not need to use this procedure. Simply install EFT on the new computer and ask Globalscape Customer Support to move your serial number to the new computer on the registration server.

Copying or migrating EFT configuration might be necessary for several reasons, such as:

In EFT Enterprise, you can use the Migration wizard to backup and restore configuration (from EFT Enterprise to EFT Enterprise). Refer to Backing Up or Restoring Server Configuration for details. If you are not using EFT Enterprise, you must use the manual procedure below.

Installation and Deployment Considerations

Consider the following before moving a configuration from the source to the target system:

To copy configuration

  1. This procedure assumes you have installed and activated the product on the source system, and configured the Sites, Users, Groups, file and folder permissions, Event Rules, users, and so on.

  2. Exit the administration interface.

  3. Stop the Server service (Start > Run, type services.msc).

  4. Copy the following files to the target computer at the same path as they were on the source computer. (Refer to the note above and File Location Changes for details about file locations.)

  5. If you are copying from a production system, you can now restart the EFT service and continue to manage file transfers. After the new system is configured, you can switch over to the new system and uninstall EFT from the old system.

  6. On the target system, create the same physical folder structure as the folder structure on the source computer.

    The easiest way to duplicate the physical folder structure is to copy the folder structure from the source to the target, which avoids introducing typos in folder names.

  7. Install and activate the product on the target system.

  8. Cancel the automatic setup wizard that appears the first time you run the administration interface.

  9. Close the administration interface and stop the Server service in the Services dialog box (in the Windows control panel).

  10. Paste the files gathered from the source system into EFT installation folder on the target system. Only the FTP.cfg is overwritten, because you have not yet created any Sites, etc. on the target system.

  11. Create the necessary account(s) for the EFT service and assign the appropriate permissions.

  12. Restart the Server service and login using the administration interface. You will be prompted to activate your serial number. Be sure to contact the Globalscape customer service team or your account manager so that we can adjust your account on our activation and registration server; otherwise, the registration server will think that the serial number is being used by the other computer.

  13. Double-check Server and Site configuration. The target system setup is now complete.