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 +====== Using FTP profiles ======
 +===== Introduction =====
  
 +PowerArchiver has FTP capabilities built-in. They are mainly designed for use in PowerArchiver Backup (.pbs) scripts, but you can also use the feature to upload any open archive to your FTP server through "**FTP Archive**" in the "**File> Send**" menu, or even through the convenient shell extensions (option might be disabled by default, check "**Options> Configuration> Shell Extensions**" to enable it). Nevertheless, every option starts the same FTP Quick Connect screen where you can select an FTP profile that you wish to use, or create a new one. There is also an fully featured Secure FTP Client Window for Toolbox license users.
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 +==== How to use FTP in PowerArchiver: ====
 +
 +=== FTP Client ===
 +From PowerArchiver 2009, there is an proper Secure FTP client in PowerArchiver. You can use it to download and upload files from FTP/Secure FTP servers and it also supports FTP Profiles. (Toolbox version only).
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 +=== FTP Protocols supported ===
 +PowerArchiver supports: FTP/SFTP/FTP+ SSL and FTP +SSL/TSL. PowerArchiver supports FIPS-140.2 mode for SSL FTP connections.
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 +== FTP Profiles ==
 +All relevant information about FTP sites is stored in FTP Profiles. PowerArchiver stores all the information conveniently as a profile, so you can use it again without re-entering the FTP site information. You can find more info below. (Professional version only)
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 +
 +==== Creating & Editing an FTP Profile ====
 +You can create new profile through FTP Quick Connect or by using "**Configuration> FTP Profiles**". Simply click on "**New Profile**" to go into the FTP Profile Manager.
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 +If you want to edit an existing profile, simply select the profile and click "**Edit Profile**".
 +
 +
 +=== FTP Profile Manager Options ===
 +
 +  * **Name** - enter the name for FTP the profile. 
 +  * **Hostname or IP** - here you need to enter your FTP's Internet address (e.g. ftp.mysite.com). 
 +  * **Port** - the port your FTP server is running on. The default is 21, but your FTP server might use different port. Please contact your system administrator or your FTP company's technical support if you are not sure what port you should use. 
 +
 +== Mode ==
 +Select transfer protocol: 
 +  * **FTP** - standard FTP protocol used in most FTP servers. 
 +  * **SFTP** - Secure FTP protocol for more secure transfers (your ftp server has to support this option).
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 +  * **Anonymous login** - check this option if you do not need an username and password to access your FTP server. 
 +  * **Username** - enter the login for your FTP; only used if you need to login with your username and password. 
 +  * **Password** - enter your password here. For anonymous logins, an e-mail address is required. PowerArchiver has entered a default anonymous e-mail that you may wish to change. 
 +  * **Timeout** - PowerArchiver will return an error if it does not get a response from the server within entered amount of time. Change the default if your Internet connection needs more time to make reach your server. 
 +  * **Passive mode** - you will most likely need to use passive mode to access your FTP server if are behind firewall or NAT. If for some reason you can not connect to your FTP server and you are using a DSL or cable connection, you will most likely need to check this option. 
 +
 +==== File Information ====
 +
 +File information appears in the FTP Quick Connect window and it is relevant to your current FTP upload. 
 +
 +  * **Local File** - is path to your local file that you want to upload. PowerArchiver enters the information in this field by default so you do not have to change it yourself. 
 +  * **Destination File** - this is the destination on your FTP server that the file will be uploaded to. If you leave it predefined, PowerArchiver will upload the file to your FTP root folder.
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 +
 +==== Aditional Information ====
 +FTP Profiles are stored using 256-bit AES encryption.  This makes your FTP login data much more secure than plain text, but still not completely secure.
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