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FTP to Sharepoint

    Question

  • Can you FTP directly to SharePoint, not looking for a work around like FTP to the front end and then copy to Sharepoint.

    Looking for a yes/no answer.

    If yes then explain

     

    thanks

     

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:45 PM

Answers

  • In my view it depends, if you want to set something up for yourself as an individual, then I'd say yes.  You could easily map a drive a SharePoint site, library or whatever to a drive and use that in your FTP client.  You've more scope on an individual level to do this as (I'm assuming), that no one will be relying on this data to be organised.

    If you want this done on an enterprise level, I'd say no.  SharePoint content is stored directly within the content databases unless you've an EBS solution in place, which means you won't moving files from file server to file server, you're looking for a file server to database type tool.  Without any sort of workaround, which you've already mentioned you want to avoid, I just don't see how this would be done.

    Hope that helps.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:33 PM
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  • Yes

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5036246_add-ftp-server-sharepoint.html

    Thanks!

    Tom


    Tom Molskow - SharePoint Architect - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award - Linked-In - SharePoint Gypsy
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:03 AM
  • I came across the same aticle but it seems this just adds FTP to the front end if I'm not mistaken, you're still not FTPing to SharePoint.

    I also do not even know what they are referring to by Web Options

     

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:04 PM
  • In my view it depends, if you want to set something up for yourself as an individual, then I'd say yes.  You could easily map a drive a SharePoint site, library or whatever to a drive and use that in your FTP client.  You've more scope on an individual level to do this as (I'm assuming), that no one will be relying on this data to be organised.

    If you want this done on an enterprise level, I'd say no.  SharePoint content is stored directly within the content databases unless you've an EBS solution in place, which means you won't moving files from file server to file server, you're looking for a file server to database type tool.  Without any sort of workaround, which you've already mentioned you want to avoid, I just don't see how this would be done.

    Hope that helps.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:33 PM
    Answerer
  • thanks for the reply, that is what I was looking for.

    Complicating thia a little more is the source arent windows servers so no mapped drives

    I'm having issues expalining to users that you cannot FTP to SharePoint because its not an FTP server.

    There are many ways to similate this, but like Steven mentioned you're copying from file server to file server.

    This may be the way be go since FTP is the only send option that we can use.

     

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:14 PM