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FRP Makes Data Security Automatic

Friday, January 8th, 2010

remote_locationFor proper data management, you may choose to use remote backup on a regular schedule, or you may choose ongoing real-time synchronization. You can also, with the new version 6.1 of FileReplicationPro, choose to back up older files gradually while keeping currently-used files in sync.

Still, even with the most carefully-chosen data management plan, there may be times when you’d like to be able to run a job outside of the regular schedule.

For example, you might have a remote worker working on a project in a different time zone. You may not need to sync this worker with your office server all the time, but you want to make sure the files are backed up to your server at the end of his workday.

You may prefer to allow him to back up his server data by invoking this action from a web page you have created for him, without granting him access to the Management Server.

This can be accomplished programmatically by using a script. You define the job, in this case calling it ProductsKL2LA, and write it into the script as a command line.

FRPCLI jobstart name=ProductsKL2LA

Your remote worker can run the job out of schedule, and you maintain the security of your data.

FRP Makes Remote Laptop Backup a Reality

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Now, your staff can be anywhere, and you may need them at any time.

File Replication Pro is used by shipping companies, spaceports, and multinational corporations, as well as by companies that do less traveling but still need safe, secure data management.

Business partners are heading out for some R&R but still want to stay on the same page with developments.

Researchers are heading into the field and gathering data — and you want to make sure the whole team has access to it as soon as possible.

Remote workers are completing projects and you want to make sure their data is backed up on the same reliable schedule as the servers on site.

And maybe you have some plans, yourself, and don’t want to stay on site to see the servers into the new year.

FRP has the solution. You can program all the company’s laptops to sync automatically with the management server as soon as the users log in. This is made possible by the new API.

The command line client (FRPCLI) is automatically installed on every FRP server.  Additionally, you can install FRPCLI on any computer (simply copy the FileReplicationPro/SDK/bin directory to the computer and run FRPCLI from that directory).

This means that you can create new jobs from any server or desktop you designate, submit those jobs to the management server for storage and/or execution and then have their activation and execution managed like all other FRP jobs.

FRP Helps Power Users with File Transfer API

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

power userThe FRP Power User is a special person with the ability to save a lot of time and money for his or her company. Some of the features we build into FRP are for the power user, and one of them is the API.

You don’t have to be a Power User to benefit from most of the advantages of FRP. In fact, one of the great things about FRP is the way it keeps your data safe, secure, and synced without special knowledge and effort on the part of you or your staff. Get your IT people to configure FRP to sync files automatically whenever one of your workers opens a laptop, and you save your company endless stress and strife.

The API, or Application Programming Interface, allows you to do much more with FRP. You can set up your replications in Excel if you want to, and pass them to FRP programmatically. If you have 50 servers, you can copy the conventions you use. You can programmatically create or start jobs using simple URLs rather than the more demanding XML-RPC API.

In short, File Replication Pro’s new API allows FRP to communicate with other programs you’re already using, in the way that works best for you. It allows you to script the replication based on your environment.

One specialist loves the flexibility for multimedia work. The files are huge, and a scalable solution with the adaptability of an open API gives him the edge he needs. “It’s a highly flexible, redundant, scalable architecture for high bandwidth uses,” he told us happily.

For example, at the end of the day, to get the files from the field back to the office, we kick off an immediate 2-way sync, using this script:

FRPCLI mirror2way  //WinLA/C:\Data\LA //OSXAtlanta/Documents/LA

This command starts an immediate 2-way synchronization between the two servers, moving the large data files at blazing fast speed with a single simple command. The beauty of this is that FRPCLI, the application that invokes the API, is a utility that sits in any directory. You can create a batch file to be called on completion of a script within the application you’re using and immediately replicate your files at a remote server.

What’s more, you can arrange for the batch file to be executed in a number of ways.

* The user can double click it when ready to replicate, say upon completion of a stage of the product and when ready to send it along for approval or to the next stage of production.

* The application can automatically call it based on its requirements.

* The Power User can create a multi-line batch file to do tens or hundreds of jobs all from the command line.

As soon as the commands are executed, FRP immediately replicates your files per your instructions from servers and to servers pushing, pulling, or syncing — as you’ve directed.

Of course, there are more possibilities. The adaptability of the API allows you to use FRP the way that you want to, confident of seamless, speedy real-time replication and synchronization to meet your needs, whatever they are.

The increased efficiency and smoothness of operation let you — or the Power User on your staff — accomplish more.

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