FTP Archive in RPM step by step

In this article we'll discover how to define an FTP server, and setup an FTP Archive action, so that we can archive our print jobs on an FTP server. The basic steps are:

  1. define an FTP server
  2. create an Archive to FTP action
  3. use the server you just defined
  4. add any other setup needed

Define an FTP server

In the RPM user interface go to the Configure menu, then select FTP Servers. You should see something like this:

FTP Servers setup in RPM

Click the Add Server button. Now you should see a dialog like the following:

Add FTP Server

I've already filled in a host name, user and (fake) password. Select the options which make sense in your situation and click OK. In my case I see the FTP server I just defined:

FTP server defined

We're done here so click OK.

Create an Archive to FTP action

Now open a queue configuration dialog; usually I create a queue or double click on a queue in the list at the left side of the user interface.

We'll click the action type drop list Select Action Type to Add ... then select Archive to FTP Server like so:

Add Archive to FTP Action

Use the FTP Server we just defined

Click the Server Selection droplist to show the servers we have previously defined. The only one showing now is the one we just created.

Setup for Archive to FTP Server

Add your specific setup

Naturally you would add any other setup you need here. The Remote Folder field needs the syntax appropriate for your FTP server. We don't attempt to translate backslashes for normal Windows paths into any other syntax. The FTP Archive page describes everything in more detail.