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Setting up an (S)FTP monitor

SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is the standard file transfer protocol. SFTP is used to securely transfer files between two computers. Uptrends allows you to monitor your SFTP server for enhanced security and performance.

How do I set up an (S)FTP monitor?

To create an (S)FTP monitor, follow these steps:

  1. Click the + button in the menu Monitoring > Monitor setup.
  2. In the pop-up dialog Select a monitor type, first click the monitor type FTP or SFTP and then click the Choose button.
    The new monitor is created and you will be in the monitor configuration screen.
  3. Give your monitor a Name.
  4. Set the Check interval. Your check interval is the time between the end of one check and the start of the next.
  5. Enter the domain name or IP address of your FTP server in the Network Address field.
  6. If the port of your FTP server is different than the default shown, change it to the appropriate port.
  7. Open the Advanced tab.
  8. Choose an option in the Action box (for details about the available actions visit the overview page).
  9. Provide the file name or relevant path in the File path box if you chose to download or verify a file.
  10. Specify the User name and Password, if using authentication.
  11. Once you are satisfied with the configuration of your new monitor, click on the Save button.
Note: You can also explore other monitor settings within the tabs at the top of the monitor configuration screen.
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