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FTP Folder names with period

Question asked by KesavanElangovan on May 10, 2018
Latest reply on May 18, 2018 by Carsten_Schmitz


There are some external vendors we FTP files to their servers. Some of the vendor's folder names are: 




In our existing scheduling system, we have the jobs configured as: 

Copy /InternalServer/Folder/File.dat to /ExternalServer/


However, as we converted the above to Automic RA FTP job and tested it, the below error is thrown. 

 2018-05-09 17:47:05             Copying from CONN.FTPAGENT.INTERNAL to CONN.FTPAGENT.EXTERNAL

2018-05-09 17:47:05             copy /NPD/SALE1064.dat to /NPD/express/

4: File cannot replace a directory.


We updated the job to: 

Copy /InternalServer/Folder/File.dat to /ExternalServer/ 

and successfully test the transfer. 


However, not all scenarios are based on single named file. Some of the jobs are 

Copy /InternalServer/Folder/*.dat to /ExternalServer/


How do we get around this without having to have the vendors updated their folder names? is there a solution?