Responded to complaint that FTP access was down
- Began troubleshooting FTP access to the Linux based server
appliance. (Note it had been running 419 days since the last
- Applied the available updates and rebooted.
- Successfully tested onsite access to the FTP interface.
- Discussed and demonstrated Filezilla FTP access and
use to onsite personnel.
Note - for this occasional client, not under a service contract, their server
ran 419 days with zero maintenance. I don't recommend that but offer it
as an example of high reliabilty and low downtime possible with modern
server solutions. In addition the backup system I setup last year consisting
of a custom script mirroring files to a workstation and then syncing to the
cloud (via Carbonite) had run continuously for one year plus and needed no