Migrate the configuration data on the standalone WS_FTP Server system to external resources before installing WS_FTP Server.
To migrate your data from non-failover to failover installations:
If you are using a PostgreSQL database for your configuration data, see the Backup and Restore PostgreSQL database from PGadmin3 Console article in the Ipswitch Knowledge Base for more information.
For more information, see Configuring a remote Microsoft SQL database in the Server Manager Help.
If you are already using a supported remote Microsoft SQL Server database, you do not need to change anything. However, you should still ensure that SQL Server backups are properly configured.
If you are using the WS_FTP Server user database, migrating the SQL database also migrates all user information. If you are using an external user database, you do not need to migrate any information. However, you should still ensure that user database backups are properly configured.