After installing WS_FTP Server, you must copy Ipswitch registry entries from Node 1 to Node 2. Ipswitch provides a script that backs up the registry on Node 1, writes the logging directory UNC path to the registry, and exports the registry entries to import to Node 2.
To Copy Registry Entries from Node 1 to Node 2:
C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Server\WS_FTP Server\Utilities
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Server\WS_FTP Server\Utilities
cscript wssregcopy.vbs "\\<hostname>\<sharename>\<logdirectory>"
\\<hostname>\<sharename>\<logdirectory> is the UNC path of the log directory.
Be sure to save
WS_FTP_Server_RegBackup_<date>.reg in a safe place. (
<date> is the current date in the format YYYYMMDD.) This is the Ipswitch registry backup for Node 1.
WS_FTP_Server_Failover_Settings_<date>.regfrom Node 1 to Node 2. (
<date>is the current date in the format YYYYMMDD.)
Be sure to save a copy of
WS_FTP_Server_Failover_Settings_<date>.reg in a safe place.
.regfile. This is the Ipswitch registry backup for Node 2.
Be sure to save the
.reg file in a safe place. This is the Ipswitch registry backup for Node 2.
WS_FTP_Server_Failover_Settings_<date>.regfile that you copied from Node 1and select Merge. A dialogue window opens asking you to confirm the action.
Be sure that you clearly name and save the registry backups for each node. If something happens to your failover deployment, you can always roll back the registries on each node to a fresh installation of WS_FTP Server. You will also need them to replace any nodes that fail.