Synchronizing external user databases from the command line

Using the ftpdbsync.exe command line utility, you can synchronize users on a host that uses an external user database.

Tip: You can schedule ftpdbsync.exe in Scheduled Tasks in the Windows control panel to automatically synchronize users from external databases on a regular interval.

To use ftpdbsync.exe:

  1. From the Windows desktop, select Start > Run. The Run dialog appears.
  2. Enter cmd.exe and click OK.
  3. Change the directory to the WS_FTP Server directory. For a default installation, this location is C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Server\Utilities\.
  4. Enter ftpdbsync <hostname>, replacing <hostname> with the name of the host for which you want to synchronize users.