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Metalogix Replicator 7.4 - Configuring SFTP with Metalogix Replicator

Configuring SFTP with Metalogix Replicator


This guide describes how to enable replication using the SFTP transport protocol.

SFTP transport is one way outbound only communication, as a result acknowledgments and responses are not accepted back from the target. This will result in all outbound packages being set to completed on the source, and therefore requires users to monitor inbound progress on the target web application.



All farms configured for replication must have Replicator activated with the Cross Domain license type or a license with the "SFTP transport type support" option enabled. If the SFTP transport type is not available in the Transport dropdown list on the Configure Replication Connection page, contact Quest Support.

The following SFTP server information needs to be obtained on the two SharePoint farms that Replicator will be replicating between.

Local SFTP Server Settings:

Local SFTP Account Name: Name of the user with permission to connect to the local SFTP server running in the Replicator service. The default user name is typically "ReplicatorSFTPAccount".

Password for Password Authentication: The password for the user described above when using Password Authentication.

Public Encryption Key for Public Authentication: The public key to be used by the remote connection, and the private key pass phrase if key encryption is being used. Metalogix recommends using SSH-2 RSA keys of 2048-bit length for this.

Import Folder Name: The relative path name where Replicator will look for packages to upload via SFTP from another farm (e.g. /WebApp1SFTPImport).

This path is relative to the Replicator temporary folder, which is set to the following by default (where <Farm Admin> is the SharePoint Farm Administrator user):
C:\users\<Farm Admin>\appdata\Local\Temp\

Specify a folder name unique to this web application if more than one web application on this SharePoint farm is configured for replication using the SFTP transport method.


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