Using FTP to migrate to Egnyte

FTP is a technology that transfers files more efficiently than standard HTML web browsers, decreasing your upload/download times anywhere from 20-60%.

Egnyte is compatible with most FTP clients; we support FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over implicit TLS/SSL) and FTPeS (File Transfer Protocol over explicit TLS/SSL); we do not currently support SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol). Please also note that we do not support the ASCII transfer mode; please use the binary mode instead.

FTP access is limited to Admins and Power Users on the Office, Business, or Enterprise plans; trial users on these plans are limited to uploading 1GB total via FTP.

What FTP can Migrate

FTP is a viable solution for the following scenarios.

Category

Details

Data Size

< 500GB

We recommend using FTP if you are initially migrating up to 500GB of data or if you are uploading files that are each larger than 2.5GB.

Migrate from Document Repositories that do not support SMB

Yes

FTP is a viable option for document repositories such as NFS shares that do not support SMB protocol. Install FTP client on the document repository and migrate files to Egnyte cloud

Preserve File Modification Timestamps

Yes

Most FTP clients listed above have an option that permits preserving source files’ Last Modified Time after it gets migrated to the cloud.

Supported File Types

Microsoft Office Suite (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)

Adobe Suite (.ps, .eps, .prn, .ai, .psd, .u3d, .prc, .indd)

Image files (.bmp, .jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .tif, .png, .pcx, .emf, .rle, .dib)

AutoDesk AutoCAD (.dwg, .dwt, .dxf, .dwf, .dst)

AutoDesk Revit (.rvt)

AutoDesk 3D files (.u3d, .prc)

Text Files (.txt, .rtf)

Compressed files (.zip)

Supported File Size

Maximum of 10GB per file

Check your plan details for more information

Supported Folder Size

50,000 files/sub-folders per folder

If you have a folder with more than 50,000 files or sub-folders, split the parent folder into smaller folders with less than 50,000 immediate children

Maximum Length of Filename

245 bytes

Files with title greater than 245 bytes will be skipped from migration. Please fix such file names before copying to the drive

Maximum Length of Folder Path

5000 bytes

 

What FTP cannot Migrate

FTP is not a viable solution for the following scenarios, but alternative options are described.

 

Category

Details

Workaround/Alternatives

Permission Migration

No

FTP does not migrate permissions from the source document repository to the cloud.

You can use Cloud Migration Manager to migrate permissions or apply permissions directly in the cloud.

Migrate Users and Groups

No

  1. Active Directory Migration: AD Kit
  2. Third-party SSO: Egnyte integrates with  SSO/SAML Providers

Migration Reports

No

FTP does not generate migration reports on files that got migrated or excluded.

Use Audit Reports in the cloud to track files and folders that got migrated from FTP

Support for Data True-ups

No

If the files and folders on the source folder for migration are constantly changing (due to user edits) during or after migration, FTP cannot capture the differences and migrate these delta changes to cloud.

Note: Do not attempt a repeat migration as this will duplicate your cloud storage

Storage Sync

Deploy Storage Sync and move the contents of source repository to it and set up a drive letter for your users to point to Storage Sync. That way, users can continue to modify files while Storage Sync synchronizes these modifications with Egnyte cloud.

 

Project Milestones

Milestones

Approximate Duration

Status

Due Date

1. Set up your Egnyte domain

1 Day

   

2. Configure Users and Groups in your Egnyte domain

1 Day

   

3. Download and configure FTP

Half Day

   

5. Perform Migration

Varies depending on amount of data

   

6. Cut over users to Egnyte

1 Day

   

 

Requirements for Using FTP

The following table details the requirements for using FTP to Migrate your data.

 

Requirements

Details

FTP Software for Windows

Recommended client:
FileZilla Version 3.33 or higher (free)

Other popular FTP clients:
Core FTP LE (free), WinSCP (free), , Cyberduck (free), Bitkinex (free), WS FTP Pro (paid

FTP Software for Mac

Recommended client:
FileZilla (free)

Other popular FTP clients:
Cyberduck (free), Fetch (paid)

Firewall Restrictions

If your firewall has restrictions and blocks certain ports, you may need to allow outbound FTP port (21). Egnyte uses the following ports below for data transfer.

10000-12000 & 20000-22000

 

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